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Alan Jackson museum exhibit new reason to plan trip to Nashville

Alan Jackson's life on display in Nashville beginning August 2014
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Alan Jackson’s life will soon be on display through mementos, awards and more when a special exhibit opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The exhibit will give fans a glimpse into Alan Jackson’s personal life as well as an up close and personal view of musical instruments and other items used by the country singer.

All Access Music reported on Wednesday that the exhibit will open on August 29 and run through March 2015. The exhibit will feature many artifacts from Alan Jackson’s life including props used in his videos, albums, drafts of original songs in his handwriting, awards won and clothing and personal items.

Most notably, the guitar Alan Jackson played when he debuted the 9/11 memorial song "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," will be on display. Though Alan Jackson has had many hits throughout his 25-year career, none touched the hearts of fans as well as the American people as a whole like “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” The singer-songwriter was able to put into words the shock, sadness and desperate need to be with loved ones that everyone was feeling after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Though time has moved Americans forward, initially, Alan Jackson didn’t even like to talk about his song or 9/11. Back in 2002, USA Today quoted the singer as saying, "It was such a tragedy it was hard to deal with anyway. The song is really a lot of those emotions and things that I witnessed on television and through other people. Those were real heartbreaking emotions. It's hard enough just to write about that."

On a lighter note, Alan Jackson has also entertained audiences with fun songs such as “Chattahoochee,” “Livin’ On Love,” “Drive,” and “It's Five O'Clock Somewhere.” These songs as well as many others from his 60-plus repertoire of singles will be represented at museum exhibit.

Alan Jackson is not the first country music star to be featured in such an exhibit. Reigning CMA ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert is also enjoying the honor of an exhibit reflecting on the events and accolades of her career thus far. Her Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit is currently on display and will go through November 9, 2014.

It’s a great time for country music fans to plan a trip to Nashville. When Alan Jackson’s exhibit opens in August, fans can enjoy a memento-based tour of his life as well as Miranda Lambert’s and while in town, head over to the Johnny Cash Museum as well. With the lives and careers of three amazing artists on display, there’s no better time to be a country music fan in Nashville.

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