Alan Jackson (Musician)

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Alan Jackson, OK Go, Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks Shows Announced

    As part of the 25th anniversary of his Keepin' It Country Tour, Alan Jackson headlines Red Rocks on Sunday, May 17 with Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark opening the show. Tickets ($25-$79.50) go on sale on Friday, November 7 at 10 a.m. OK Go, who just released another insanely inventive video, will be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The Fifteen Best Shows in Colorado This Week

    The outdoor concerts may be over, in spite of the summer weather going on in Denver right now, but there are plenty of shows to keep you busy. We can strongly, strongly advise seeing Flatbush Zombies, either in Fort Collins or Denver. Polica is wonderful. There are plenty more, observe:

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Zac Brown Band at Red Rocks, 5/8/13

    ZAC BROWN BAND @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/8/13 "We're gonna warm it up!" Zac Brown said just before he launched into "Toes," one of the handful of Jimmy Buffettized country-rock tunes his band played at Red Rocks last night. That song ("Toes in the water/Ass in the sand"... don't act like you have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Zac Brown Band's Jimmy de Martini on going from an airport shuttle to touring in eight buses

    Jimmy De Martini's musical background is rooted more in Jimmy Page than Jimmy Dean, more in the work of rock acts like Guns N' Roses than contemporary country artists like Alan Jackson. But for nearly a decade, De Martini has played fiddle for the Zac Brown Band, one of the most commercially success ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Usher beats Adele as top album, while "Call Me Maybe" is top single again

    Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" remains number one for another week on the Billboard Hot 100. However, on the Billboard 200 albums chart, somewhat unexpectedly, Usher overtakes Adele for the number-one album in the country with Looking 4 Myself -- even without a strong lead single to drive sales. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Adele's 21 claim the top spots

    It was a big week for a certain Canadian this week, as the import's song finally overtook Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." And no, we're not talking about Justin Bieber, but she is his protege. Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable viral and radio hit, "Call Me Maybe," conquers the Billboard Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Beach Boys, Florence the Machine, the Walkmen, Passion Pit and Justice were announced; Coles Whalen, Caleb Slade, FaceMan and the Apples got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Adele, Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Alan Jackson at Red Rocks on June 28

    New country fans must be beside themselves with glee right now. So far, this summer is shaping up to be quite a memorable one. In addition to looking forward to Denver stop of Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming Brothers In the Sun tour at Sports Authority in July, the can now also mark Thursda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    KISS kicks off Cheyenne Frontier Days, skips over Denver

    ​In possibly one of the strangest bills yet, we've just learned that KISS is slated to kick off this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days and rodeo on Friday, July 23. The other acts on the bill, we think you'll agree, are slightly less incongruous: Brooks & Dunn, Aaron Tippin & Neal McCoy, Clay Walk ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009
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    January 2, 2009

    Top 10 Country Albums of 2008

    Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergOver the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Two young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Car ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Phil Vassar

    Friday, December 7, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-1330.

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    George Jones

    Wednesday, October 3, Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, 1-970-619-4100.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007
  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    What a Country!

    Ten reasons to tune in country radio in 2006.

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    The Message


  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Off Limits

    He's gone country

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Darryl Worley

    Have You Forgotten?(Dreamworks)

  • Music

    March 13, 2003


    A local band leader urges musicians to give peace music a chance.

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    The Heart of Country

    Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Jello Biafra

    The Big Ka-Boom, Part One (Alternative Tentacles)

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pledges of Allegiance

    What does old-fashioned patriotic music mean in a newfangled war?

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Keeping Up With Jones

    George Jones has stuck around as one of country's greatest living legends. Now he speaks the cold hard truth about the state of the music he loves.

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Country Breakdown

    Robbie Fulks may not be a radical, but he has definitely changed the face of good ol'-fashioned C&W.

  • Music

    December 14, 2000


    Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Music

    October 12, 2000


    Goodbye to Ratiocination.

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    He Done It

    His song dares to challenge the Nashville money machine. Somehow, though, songwriter Larry Cordle has gotten away with Murder.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000


    The drama surrounding the Grizzly Rose is straight out of a country song.

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Five Alive

    The country revisionists behind BR5-49 play Nashville's numbers game.

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

    Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
    Murder on Music Row
    (Shell Point Records)

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Radio Fee Boulder

    The coolest college station around could use some cash.

  • Dining

    February 4, 1999
  • Music

    November 26, 1998

    Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?

    An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williamsand what's wrong about country music today.

  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    Going to W.A.R.?

    The inside story of the little Boulder label that could.

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Everything Old Is New Again

    The Old 97's aren't country rockers. They're country punks.

  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    Sliding Home

    Lee Roy Parnell thought that slide guitar had a place in country music. He was right.

  • Music

    August 15, 1996

    Free Willie

    A gospel album on a Denver record label is the latest step in the rehabilitation of Willie Nelson's career.

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    January 24, 1996



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    December 13, 1995



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    December 6, 1995
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    November 23, 1994
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    March 30, 1994