With the 2016 CMA Music Festival anticipation this week, it’s no doubt that Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee is loaded with fans and plenty of live shows to choose from.
But on June 7, catching country music legend Alan Jackson’s concert was, perhaps, the biggest highlight of the night.
Armed with an acoustic guitar and clad in his signature cowboy hat, Alan took to the stage at Nashville’s ACME Feed & Seed to perform for one very lucky audience as part of “ACME Unplugged Presented by Wrangler.”
During his show, the Class of ‘89er reminisced with fans about the stories behind some of his greatest hits, including “Don’t Rock The Juke Box,” “Livin’ On Love,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Here in the Real World” and “Midnight In Montgomery” — just to name a few.
As you can see in the clip, the humble star begins his concert with “Home.” Recounting the time when he first moved to Nashville and recalling the house that he grew up in, Alan said, “It was the first time I’ve ever moved away from Georgia… first Mothers’ Day came up after I moved away from home, and I was homesick and wrote this song for my mama.”
Capping off the night, Alan received a well-deserved standing ovation where he chose to channel a song he said meant the world to him. Dedicating “Sissy’s Son,” to one of his band members who lost their loved one, Alan said, “Tonight I’m going to call this ‘Savannah’s Song.’”
What a show!
This wasn’t the first time Alan performed at ACME Feed & Seed. In fact, back in 2014, he kicked off the venue’s grand opening.