Alan Jackson headed back to the EnCana Events Centre

Alan Jackson is making his way back to the EnCana Events Centre.

Thursday March 31, 2011, Alan Jackson with George Canyon and the Harters will be in Dawson Creek. Tickets go on sale Friday December 10 at 10a.m.

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Tickets are $96, $106 and $126 plus any applicable fees. Once tickets go on sale, get them at Tiger Box Office Plus, Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, 1-877-339-TIXX (8499), or www.dawsonco-optickets.com.

Locomotives aren’t much about bluster.  They’re more about power, speed, efficiency, rugged beauty, and drive.  So is the career of Alan Jackson, which recently passed the 20-year signpost without the slightest stall in sight.  The country music superstar cites no particular ulterior motive in naming his new album Freight Train, although he will allow that maybe there’s just the hint of a career metaphor in there.  “This title just jumped out at me,” he says.  “When you really think about it, man, we’ve been rolling along here for a lot of years, still going like a train.”
 
Momentum: you can’t beat it, and Jackson’s still got it.  He’s sold more than 50 million albums and had 34 No. 1 hits—three of those off his last album, 2008’sGood Time. As superstars go, he’s one of only a handful of artists who’ve been around for two decades who still regularly top the country chart.  And unlike the other veteran smashmakers who can make that claim, he’s the only one who is a true singer/songwriter, penning most of his own material.

Of course, there’s nothing nearly so unusual about his combination of celebrity charisma and artistic craftsmanship when you consider him alongside his truest forebears.  “I wouldn’t want to compare myself to anybody,” Jackson says.  “But if I was going to say somebody I wanted to be like, of course, the two singer/songwriters in country music that stick out to me are Hank Williams Sr. and Merle Haggard.  I don’t know that there are two any better.  I just don’t put myself in that category.”

Alan Jackson at the EnCana Events Centre Thursday March 31, 2011. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10a.m.
 

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