Alan Jackson – Chris Stapleton Headline 2017
A living legend will take center stage during the first night of the US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series in 2017. Alan Jackson will perform in the Wild West Arena as a part of his Keepin’ It Country Tour on Friday, June 23rd, 2017.
The man from rural Newnan, GA, who claims he is just a “singer of simple songs,” has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres, and was recently listed as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time by Billboard. He has released more than 60 singles – registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards – including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most-performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Jackson will be joined by Dwight Yoakam, who’s sold more than 25 million records worldwide. Yoakam has been nominated for GRAMMY Awards 21 times and won on multiple occasions. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the top 10.
In celebration of his critically-acclaimed album 3 Pears, he received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. In 2015, Yoakam released his latest album Second Hand Heart Warner/Reprise records.
In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor, capable of seamlessly melting into his roles, and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.
Chris Stapleton Closes the Celebration
It could easily be argued that nobody has been bigger in Country Music than Chris Stapleton since he barnstormed the 2015 CMA awards, sweeping Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and New Artist of the Year, the first artist to ever accomplish the feat.
Now, Stapleton is poised to barnstorm the 53rd NEBRASKAland DAYS in North Platte, where he’ll headline the closing night of the US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series on June 24th, 2017.
Stapleton capped off the year with four nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards—Album of the Year, Best Country Album(“Traveller”), Best Country Song and Best Country SoloPerformance.
Stapleton will be joined by CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne.
Years before they climbed the country charts with songs like “Stay a Little Longer” and “Rum,” the Brothers Osborne grew up in Deale, Maryland, a small fishing town on the Atlantic seaboard. It was a cozy place, filled with blue-collar workers who made their living on the water. During the weekends, many of those workers would head over to the Osborne household, where a series of loose, all-night jam sessions filled the Maryland air with the sounds of Bob Seger, Hank Williams, Tom Petty and George Jones.
The Osborne siblings strummed their first chords during those jam sessions. From the very start, TJ Osborne was the brother with the voice. He sang in a thick, low baritone, crooning like Johnny Cash long before he was even old enough to drive. Older brother John, on the other hand, was the family’s guitar shredder, his fingers capable of down-home bluegrass licks, arena-worthy rock riffs, country twang, and everything in between. Combined, the two Osbornes could play everything from traditional country music to rock & roll, creating a broad, full-bodied sound that would eventually fill the 11 songs on their major-label debut, Pawn Shop.
Tickets are on sale now! As in years past, there will be an early bird combination special on GA tickets and reserved seating. Fans can get General Admission for both shows for just $108 ($54 per night) until the end of September. New for 2017 is the creation of a second “Party Pit” behind the Golden Circle. Circle ticket quantities will be limited, and will be priced at $139 a piece per night, while “Party Pit” tickets will be $79 a piece per night.