Legendary Alan Jackson brings show to Pittsburgh
After 50 Top 10 songs and 35 No. 1 hits, you could call it inevitable that legendary country singer/songwriter Alan Jackson — coming to PPG Paints Arena on March 24 — is a 2018 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
“I started writing because somebody told me I needed some original material,” Jackson said in a news release. “I’d never even thought about writing or studied songwriting. There are different aspects of your career, and they all bring different rewards and feelings … but the songwriting is very fulfilling. Songwriting is definitely the most creative part.”
This latest honor for Jackson came just a few months after he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame — another shoo-in for the Georgian, who has sold nearly 60 million albums and earned more than 150 industry awards since he became famous in the early e_SSRq90s. Jackson has penned numerous hits, including the “Chattahoochee,” a catchy country classic. Other Jackson favorites include “Midnight in Montgomery,” “She’s Gone Country,” “Remember When” and “I’d Love You All Over Again.”
Jackson hasn’t put out a studio album since “Angels and Alcohol” in 2015, but he recently released the song “The Older I Get,” which previews his next album. His Honky Tonk Highway Tour began last year and has been selling out arenas around the country.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by opening act Randy Houser. Tickets are $39.99 to $449 for the top VIP package and floor seats. Details: 800-745-3000 or ppgpaintsarena.com.
Kellie B. Gormly is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.