by Brad Schmitt
Alan Jackson is releasing his first bluegrass album ever
Looks like Alan Jackson isn’t afraid to take some baby steps away from the country music genre.
You know he has put out a couple of Precious Memories gospel albums.
And now, A.J. is coming at us with his first-ever bluegrass album, called, well, The Bluegrass Album, according to BluegrassToday.com.
Alan wrote most of the songs for this new project, but longtime bluegrass fans can also look forward to a few covers, among them a slowed-down version of “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
The album comes out Sept. 24.
He’ll pick, you’ll grin.
Dierks Bentley adds The Band Perry to his fallen firefighters’ show
Seems Dierks Bentley never forgets that he came from Arizona.
He’s proving it again with a heartfelt fundraiser show July 22 to raise money for the families of the 19 elite firefighters who died June 30 battling blazes there.
The show went on sale Friday (July 12) and it sold out quickly.
“Country fans are the best, and when their friends need help, they show up,” Dierks said. “This is my hometown, and I feel a huge pull to go back and be there with them and do what I can to help.”
The money goes to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities.
Jason Aldean breaks Paul McCartney’s attendance record at Fenway Park
Jason Aldean pulled more people to Boston’s Fenway Park than Paul McCartney did – and that’s gotta feel good.
I mean, already pretty awesome that Jason was the first country act to play Fenway.
Jason adds: “I heard we also set a new all time record for beer sales. They drank Boston dry…it was wild!”