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Alan Jackson

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
September 16, 1993

Alan Jackson

A Lot About Livin' Tour
with Special Guest John Anderson
a publicity photo of Alan Jackson from 1993. He is wearing a fringed jacket and his signature cowboy hat.           
SHOW DATE: Thursday, September 16, 1993 • 7:30pm
Alan Jackson has sold more than sixty million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the ten best-selling solo artists of all-time in any genre. As of 2017, he has registered fifty Top Ten hits and thirty-five #1s (including twenty-six Billboard #1s). He has received eighteen Academy of Country Music awards, sixteen Country Music Association awards, and a pair of Grammys. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014, having earned the title of most-performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first one hundred years. Jackson is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

The country superstar made his second appearance on the WVU Coliseum stage, this time as the headliner, in 1993 when he and special guest John Anderson performed before 8,500 fans. Jackson's first appearance at the Coliseum was in 1990 when he and Clint Black opened for Alabama. The 1993 concert saw fans rush the stage during Jackson's opening number to take photos and leave flowers. 

Country singing heartthrob Alan Jackson takes a moment to absorb the scene after collecting a handful of flowers from his fans at the West Virginia University Coliseum on Thursday night. Photo from The Dominion Post Sept. 17, 1993       A newspaper ad advertising the concert with photos of both Jackson and opening act John Anderson.
A review in The Daily Athenaeum spoke very highly of John Anderson's performance in the opening slot. "'Straight Tequila Night!' was the highlight of [John Anderson's set]," wrote Ross Allen. "During the song, the Coliseum was lit with hun­dreds of lighters by fans who obvious­ly thought they were in Motley Crue's 'Home Sweet Home' video. While 'Tequila' brought the crowd to their feet, classic Anderson favorites like the 'Let go of the Stone' and 'Swingin' kept them there. Anderson finished his set with the ballad 'Seminole Wind.'"