Iconic Alan Jackson Guitar Included in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Exhibit
Alan Jackson has already been the subject of an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and now he's made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well.
Jackson is one of more than 50 artists featured in a new exhibit titled Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics, which chronicles times, places and moments where music and American history have crossed paths over the last several decades. The Jim Triggs guitar that Jackson played onstage at the 2001 CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville is included in the exhibit, marking the watershed night when he first performed “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” which was inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The exhibit also includes his handwritten lyrics for the song.
“Where Were You” touched a powerful nerve during that confusing time, and was honored with Grammy, CMA and ACM Awards, as well as other accolades.
Jackson’s guitar is featured along with items from a wide range of artists including Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, U2 singer Bono and Keith Richards, as well as John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and more. Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics runs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland through Nov. 27, Thanksgiving weekend, when it will move to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to go on display a week ahead of next year’s presidential inauguration.
Jackson was also the subject of Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country, which ran at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville from August of 2014 until June of 2015.
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