Alan Jackson Adds Several Stars to 2018 Honky Tonk Highway Tour
Alan Jackson is one of the biggest stars in country music, and he's adding even more star power to his Honky Tonk Highway Tour, announcing a series of artists that will join him on the road.
Jackson's longtime friend and collaborator Lee Ann Womack has been named one of Jackson's special guests, along with Randy Houser and burgeoning newcomers Lauren Alaina and Runaway June.
Alaina is set to join Jackson during the first weekend of the tour in Kentucky and Arkansas, while Runaway June also pick up two dates in February. Houser will be with Jackson for most of the tour from February through September. Womack is currently slated for one date only, in New Hampshire. Special guests are yet to be announced for numerous other dates.
Jackson was on the road for much of 2017 on the Honky Tonk Highway Tour, extending it into 2018 due to high demand. The 2018 leg begins Jan. 19 in Lexington, Ky. and runs through Sept. 15 where it concludes in Charlotte, N.C.
Jackson received one of country music's highest honors when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017. "He looked like a scared little boy," Loretta Lynn said about meeting the singer for the first time while inducting Jackson into the Hall of Fame. "He was practicing backstage, going through his songs, and I remember I looked at him and I said 'You're going to be one of the greatest singers in country music. He hasn't let me down."
Jackson's current single is the emotional ballad "The Older I Get."
Alan Jackson's 2018 Honky Tonk Highway Tour Dates:
Jan. 19 — Lexington, Ky. @ Rupp Arena (Lauren Alaina)
Jan. 20 — Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena (Lauren Alaina)
Feb. 8 — Independence, Mo. @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (Runaway June)
Feb. 9 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Runaway June)
Feb. 15 — San Antonio, Texas @ San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
Feb. 16 — Grand Prairie, Texas @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Randy Houser)
March 16 — Dayton, Ohio @ Wright State University Nutter Center
March 17 — Rockford, Ill. @ BMO Harris Bank Center
March 23 — Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center (Randy Houser)
March 24 — Pittsburgh, Penn. @ PPG Paint Arena (Randy Houser)
April 27 — Baltimore, Md.@ Royal Farms Arena (Randy Houser)
April 28 — Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
May 4 — Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Tuscaloosa Ampitheatre
June 23 — Orange Beach, Fla. @ The Wharf (Randy Houser)
July 27 — Central Point, Ore. @ Country Crossing Music Festival
July 28 — Mountain Home, Idaho @ Mountain Home Country Music Festival
Aug. 11 — Ore-Medonte, Ontario, Canada @ Boots 'n' Hearts Music Festival
Aug. 16 — Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap
Aug. 17 — Gilford, N.H. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion (Lee Ann Womack)
Sept. 14 — North Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Coliseum (Randy Houser)
Sept. 15 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum Center (Randy Houser)
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