Country music is celebrating a golden age in the 21st century. It is expanding to include influences of everything from pop to hip hop and every year a new star seems to be emerging from the horizon (thanks American Idol). Still there are those who harken for that old sound and those who still will accept nothing less than those stars that have proven capable of longevity. Those fans are the ones constantly clamoring for Alan Jackson tickets, as he is able to deliver the sound they love after 25 years in the music business.
This time around the tour is taking him around North America from August to November 2012 (though there are a few Canadian music festivals on the docket already for 2013). Jackson is touring after the release of Thirty Miles West. The album reminds critics of his earlier works, the platinum-certified albums Drive, Here in the Real World, and Who I Am. It is an album written by some of the best songwriters in the country music business. He has been relying on those writers more and more of late. He certainly can still pen a great song with a terrific hook himself. But, this time seven of the 12 tracks come from imported inspiration.
Those writing the songs are glad to have Alan Jackson singing them. He favors an orchestration that includes much more of the steel guitars and fiddles listeners of the genre would expect. In fact, the music on the album sounds like the very material Alan Jackson wrote and sang when his own journey over the horizon and on to the top of the charts began.
The 2012 Alan Jackson concert experience is just as inspired as those first few tours. He balances the set list with rocking, honky-tonk and rabblerousing numbers to get the blood flowing and slow ballads to churn up the emotion. Thus Alan Jackson tickets are going to take country fans on the kind of rollercoaster ride worth enjoying for 90 minutes.