Alan Jackson Performs for More Than 12,000 Fans During 2 Drive-In-Style Shows

Alan Jackson Performs for More Than 12,000 Fans During 2 Drive-In-Style Shows

Alan Jackson treated more than 12,000 fans to his catalog of hits during two drive-in-style shows in Alabama over the weekend.

The first show took place on June 12 in Cullman, Ala., on the open-field site of the Rock the South festival. More than 2,000 cars and trucks filled York Farm for the show.

The second show took place on June 13 in Fairhope, Ala., on the grounds of the Oak Hollow Farm. More than 2,300 automobiles lined up on the 300-acre site.

“We’re just glad to get out of the house and have a good time with y’all,” said Alan from the stage.

The unique shows—with an estimated attendance of more than 12,000 people—featured Alan performing in front of a live audience, while receiving state and local government approvals, as well as a commitment to current health guidelines. Vehicles were parked several feet apart and patrons were asked to stay with their cars, enjoying the concerts from the hood, roof or tailgate. A portion of all proceeds from each Small Town Drive-In concert will go toward food relief efforts in the respective regions.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter