Jackson works for free
Thursday, August 11, 2011
– Alan Jackson will work for free this fall.
Well, at least one concert via a contest. Jackson is working with Eventful, to give country music fans the opportunity to demand that their city host a free concert in celebration of his new studio album to be released this fall on EMI Records Nashville/ACR (Alan's Country Records).
Fans have until Oct. 10 to cast a vote for their city at Eventful. Participants can also spread the word across Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms by inviting their friends to demand the event in their city as well. The city with the most demands will host the exclusive free show.
Eventful's Demand it! service is used by over 100,000 performers who engage with millions of their fans to find out where they are in demand, and then utilize this essential data to optimize future tour routing and make informed decisions about where to appear.
Long Way To Go is the first single from Jackson's new album and is currently available digitally.
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