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Country star Alan Jackson returning to SOEC

Alan Jackson performed a sold out concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre in 2009 and is returning this summer (Aug. 3) to Penticton to rock the SOEC again. - File Photo
Alan Jackson performed a sold out concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre in 2009 and is returning this summer (Aug. 3) to Penticton to rock the SOEC again.
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One of country music's most successful and respected singer-songwriters, Alan Jackson, is coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre.

On Aug. 3 Jackson will be returning to Penticton from his sold out performance in 2009 at the SOEC.

Jackson 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. His most recent album, Thirty Miles West, topped the country chart when it was released in June  — the album features the Grammy-nominated song, So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore.

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 18-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA 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.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.ValleyFirstTix.com by telephone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX (763-2849) or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and Wine Country Visitor Centre. Tickets for Alan Jackson are $40, $69.50, $79.50 and $92 (plus service charges).

For more information on Alan Jackson, visit www.alanjackson.com.

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