By Monica Wood, Fort Sill FMWRJune 14, 2012
FORT SILL, Okla.-- It just got easier to get advance tickets to the Alan Jackson concert on June 30, presented by Army Entertainment and Fort Sill Family and MWR.
Tickets can now be purchased at area EZ Go stores and both Adventure Travel locations in Building 4700 on Fort Sill and downtown in Central Mall and at the Lawton and Duncan Crutcher's Western Wear locations. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.sillmwr.com or by calling 800-999-2987. Advanced ticket price is $30 and tickets are $35 at the gate. Children 6 and under are free.
Advance tickets can be purchased for the $30 price up until the day of show. They will be available at all the ticket outlets until 2 p.m. June 30. After 2 p.m. concert-goers will have to get their tickets at the gate.
The concert, held on the Fort Sill Polo Field, is part of the 2012 Army Concert Tour. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Special guests are Easton Corbin and Gloriana. The show will end with a fireworks display.
Jackson's new single, "So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore," is on radio stations now and the video for the song is airing on CMT and GAC. You can also view the video at http://vevo.ly/yrfkrc. The single is from the forthcoming debut album from the joint venture between ACR (Alan's Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville, which will be released in June.
The concert opens with the up and coming trio Gloriana.
Gloriana is a relatively new trio with brothers Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert who released their debut album in 2009 and went on to become the best-selling debut country act of 2009.
Gloriana debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Top 200 chart.
The hit single from that album, "Wild At Heart," became a gold-certified hit single. The band went on to win the fan-voted-on American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and the "Nationwide On Your Side" honor at the CMT Awards.
In 2010, Gloriana won the Academy of Country Music's Award for Top New Vocal Group and were nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Country Group."
The group's second album, "A Thousand Miles Left Behind," is due for release in July. The first single off the album "Kissed You Good Night," is climbing the country charts, while its accompanying video had its premier on ABC Family in January.
Easton Corbin moved to Nashville in 2006 to try his hand at becoming a professional country singer.
He caught the attention of booking agent James Yelich and Universal Music Group Nashville's senior director of A&R, Joe Fisher, who signed him to the group's Mercury Nashville imprint in 2009.
He released his debut single "A Little More Country Than That," in July of 2009 and followed it with a four-song EP under the same title a month later.
Both releases led up to the arrival of his full-length debut, "Easton Corbin" in 2010.
Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music.
He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts.
Jackson is one of the 10 best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits.
He has written or co-written 24 of his 35 No. 1 hit singles. Jackson is a 17-time American Country Music Award winner, a 16-time Country Music Association Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy-winning artist whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee.
For ticket information, call 800-999-2987.