Alan Jackson headed back to the EnCana Events Centre

first_imgOf course, there’s nothing nearly so unusual about his combination of celebrity charisma and artistic craftsmanship when you consider him alongside his truest forebears.  “I wouldn’t want to compare myself to anybody,” Jackson says.  “But if I was going to say somebody I wanted to be like, of course, the two singer/songwriters in country music that stick out to me are Hank Williams Sr. and Merle Haggard.  I don’t know that there are two any better.  I just don’t put myself in that category.”Alan Jackson at the EnCana Events Centre Thursday March 31, 2011. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10a.m. Alan Jackson is making his way back to the EnCana Events Centre.Thursday March 31, 2011, Alan Jackson with George Canyon and the Harters will be in Dawson Creek. Tickets go on sale Friday December 10 at 10a.m.- Advertisement -Become a fan of Moose FM on Facebook for your chance to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. To join our Facebook page, visit Last time Alan Jackson came to the EnCana Events Centre, tickets sold-out in less than an hour.All this week listen to 100.1 Moose FM for your chance to win tickets with the Alan Jackson Jukebox. You get the chance to pick a song on our jukebox, if it turns out to be an Alan Jackson song, you’ll win tickets to the show.Tickets are $96, $106 and $126 plus any applicable fees. Once tickets go on sale, get them at Tiger Box Office Plus, Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, 1-877-339-TIXX (8499), or aren’t much about bluster.  They’re more about power, speed, efficiency, rugged beauty, and drive.  So is the career of Alan Jackson, which recently passed the 20-year signpost without the slightest stall in sight.  The country music superstar cites no particular ulterior motive in naming his new album Freight Train, although he will allow that maybe there’s just the hint of a career metaphor in there.  “This title just jumped out at me,” he says.  “When you really think about it, man, we’ve been rolling along here for a lot of years, still going like a train.” Momentum: you can’t beat it, and Jackson’s still got it.  He’s sold more than 50 million albums and had 34 No. 1 hits—three of those off his last album, 2008’sGood Time. As superstars go, he’s one of only a handful of artists who’ve been around for two decades who still regularly top the country chart.  And unlike the other veteran smashmakers who can make that claim, he’s the only one who is a true singer/songwriter, penning most of his own material.Advertisementlast_img read more

DAVY RUSSELL Cheltenham Saturday

first_img[dropcap]D[/dropcap]elighted to partner Bless The Wings to a win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Friday.The 12-year-old rolled back the years and thoroughly enjoyed himself, staying on like a trooper to go one better than he did in the Festival edition of the race back in March.I’m riding again at Cheltenham on Saturday on the second day of their International Meeting and back  in Ireland for Navan on Sunday where I ride Poli Roi in the featured Grade 2 hurdle on the card.First up, the two rides from Cheltenham.SaturdayCHELTENHAMJAMESON (12.45pm)I was onboard Whisper when he won this last year and am looking forward to trying to follow up aboard Jameson in a race that looks wide open – despite there being just the four runners.The Twiston-Davies stable are in good form and Jameson has now had three starts over fences and run well in all of them – winning a handicap at Sandown and then a close second last time in Newbury when only caught close home.He’s had plenty of experience which will be a big help.It’s likely to be more testing ground but he seems versatile and coped well with soft ground over hurdles last season. Back in novice company he and Sedgefield winner Kalondra both have to give 5lb away but I’m hopeful of a good run in a race that could easily get tactical.Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (1.55pm)I don’t have a ride in the feature but will be keeping a close eye on the top weight Clan Des Obeaux. I beat him in a match earlier this season at Kempton when he made Whisper work really hard off level weights. That was a great effort given Whisper’s close second in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury. Paul Nicholls is going through a real purple patch so I can see Clan Des Obeaux running a big race off top weight.JOHN CONSTABLE (3.05pm)He’s on a hat-trick after wins at Haydock and Market Rasen before finishing down the field on the flat in the Cesarewitch. He will need a massive effort to keep that run going on softer ground and in a much more competitive field. The New One seems to own this race and bids for a fourth win, he goes really well in the ground. I saw Melon exercising on the track this morning but this looks a much tougher Grade 2 than the one he won at Down Royal last month.I’ll be back later on Saturday for my Navan thoughts on Sunday.YOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll try and include in the next blog…BET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more