Alan Jackson gets set to return to the hallowed stage where his “ultimate dream” came true AP
Alan Jackson performs on NBC's "Today" show on Friday, July 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

It’s been 25 years since country music icon Alan Jackson first made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage, and in that span of time, the superstar has experienced quite a few of memorable moments on that famous wooden circle. One of the standout moments has to be when he somberly took the stage at the funeral service of George Jones in May of 2013 and sang the Jones’ classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

He wept.

We wept.

So it’s no surprise that the man hailing from the great state of Georgia will soon return to the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry, performing two shows on October 6 in recognition of the Opry’s 90th Anniversary.

“Since making his Opry debut 25 years ago, Alan Jackson has written and recorded songs that will go down as true country music classics,” said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher in a recent press release. “We are excited to hear some of those great songs and welcome Alan home to the Opry stage next month.”

Jackson will join fellow country music legends such as Miranda Lambert, Marty Stuart, Del McCoury Band and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers on the special night of shows.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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