It may seem like an odd fit but country superstar and traditionalist Alan Jackson will be a part of a new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit. Say what?
Alan will be the only country artist, among 50 musical artists, that will be featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics. The new exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio, highlights moments where music and American history have crossed paths over the past few decades.
The guitar that Alan played onstage at the 2001 CMA Awards show in Nashville, where he performed “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”—inspired by the events of the 9/11 terrorist attack—will be featured in the exhibit along with the song’s handwritten lyrics. Alan’s items will be alongside articles for artists such as Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, U2’s Bono, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder.
The exhibit is now open at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and will remain open through Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving weekend). It will then be moved to The Newseum in Washington, D.C., to be on display a week ahead of the presidential inauguration.
Alan recently celebrated his 25th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and is continuing his Keepin’ It Country Tour this summer. For more information on where you can see Alan Jackson this summer, check out his website HERE.
Photos by John Russell/CMA