Alan Jackson isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Even show some action. He’s not afraid to take a stance.
There’s a long history with Alan and both the ACMs and CMAs. In 1994 he had his drummer play without sticks at the ACMs after he was told to play to a backing track. In 1999 Jackson played George Jones’ “Choices” during his performance of “Pop a Top” once he was told Jones would have to play a shortened version of his song. Now, Alan has made another stance, this time against the CMAs for bringing on Beyonce for the 50th Anniversary show – *allegedly.
Here’s a quote from a Nashville manager…
“I think it was a flat performance overall and a lot of industry people I have talked with were not impressed for a variety of reasons,” said the manager to Billboard. “The overall show was great, but in my opinion that seemed out of place and felt forced. It just didn’t fit the night to me, celebrating the 50 years, and the Dixie Chicks seemed like her backup band on it, without enough of a real shout-out to them. I was sitting behind Alan Jackson, and he actually stood up from the front row and walked out in middle of the performance, so I think that spoke volumes for the traditional, real country acts.”
If you hated that Beyonce performance, and want to get the taste out of your mouth, here’s Alan and George from the CMAs this year.