Alan Jackson may consider himself a “Small Town Southern Man,” but the country music titan has long been a portrait of big time success....

Alan Jackson may consider himself a “Small Town Southern Man,” but the country music titan has long been a portrait of big time success. After hitting the 50 million mark for album sales this summer, Jackson is hitting the road for an 18-city fall jaunt.

Jackson is supporting his March release “Good Time,” which topped the country charts in the U.S. and Canada and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album is his fifteenth studio recording and the follow-up to 2006’s “Like Red on a Rose,” produced by country songstress Alison Krauss.

The record’s sales helped Jackson reach the 50 million milestone, making him only the fourth country artist to sell that many albums, according to the RIAA. “It takes a lot of ingredients to go into all those 20 years of music to it work and still be a viable sound that people want to hear, you know,” Jackson is quoted in a post on his Web site.

The Good Time Tour kicks off tonight (October 2) at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC, and continues down the road through November 23 at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. The trek includes an October 11 concert at the Fed Ex Forum in Memphis, TN, and a November 22 gig at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. Two dates in Canada are also booked: November 13 at the John Labatt Center in London, ON, and November 14 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.


Country singer Trace Adkins and newcomer James Otto will provide support throughout the tour. Adkins is awaiting the release of his eighth studio album, “Muddy Water,” on November 25. The Grand Ole Opry inductee will also make his acting debut in the upcoming film “An American Carol.” Otto recently released his second studio album “Sunset Man,” which contains the No. 1 country single “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.”

Alan Jackson itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 2Fayetteville, NCCrown Center Coliseum
October 3Greenville, SCBiLo Center
October 4Alpharetta, GAVerizon Wireless at Encore Park
October 9Bloomington, ILUS Cellular Arena
October 10Hoffman Estates, ILSears Centre
October 11Memphis, TNFed Ex Forum
October 23Worcester, MADCU Center
October 24Philadelphia, PAThe Wachovia Spectrum
October 25Fairfax, VAPatriot Center
November 6Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
November 7Covington, KYBank of Kentucky Center
November 8Auburn Hills, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills
November 13London, ONJohn Labatt Center
November 14Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
November 15Buffalo, NYHSBC Arena
November 21Fresno, CASave Mart Center
November 22Sacramento, CAArco Arena
November 23Ontario, CACitizens Bank Arena

Last Updated on October 2, 2008 by By Allison Reitz