Alan Jackson #1 in Norway?
Aug. 19, 2009 — It's no surprise when we see Alan Jackson at the top of the charts right here in America. What might surprise you is Jackson's most recent International chart topper in, of all places, Norway. His NORWEGIAN FAVORITES album hit the #1 spot on the charts in that country this past week, his first ever there.
I guess now we know why 20,000 fans clogged roadways and braved 9 hours in the rain to see Alan perform a concert in Bergen, Norway this past week. The tour also made stops in Skien, Norway, Eskilstuna, Sweden. All in all over 40,000 fans turned out for the Scandinavian tour stops.
Who knew there were so many rabid country fans in a place like Norway, a place where you'd expect to see ski boots and bobsleds, not cowboy boots and pickup trucks.
Jackson's NORWEGIAN FAVORITES features a collection of 13 greatest hits including "Remember When," "It's Five o'Clock Somewhere," "Sissy's Song" and more. We did a little digging and found this commercial on YouTube promoting the Norwegian release. Enjoy
20,000 fans wait in the rain for Alan Jackson. You're kidding, right?
posted by JimAbbott on Aug 18, 2009 3:36:54 PM
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It happened in Norway, where the fans apparently waited in the rain for nine hours to see ackson play songs from his latest, Good Time. This sounds kinda crazy, but those Norwegians are a hearty lot.
You can see this release from Jackson's folks about how popular the new music is in Norway and other far-flung spots on our planet.
20,000 ALAN JACKSON FANS WAIT 9 HOURS IN THE RAIN TO SEE SHOW IN NORWAY
GOOD TIMEHITS 1MIL MARK FOR WORLDWIDE SALES
NORWEGIAN FAVORITES IS #1
The world loves country music, as superstar Alan Jackson and nearly 40,000 fans that came to see him in Norway and Sweden last week will vouch. And the facts prove them out: Jackson’s most recent album GOOD TIME just reached the one million worldwide sales mark and his NORWEGIAN FAVORITESalbum hit the #1 spot on the charts in that country, his first #1 ever in Norway. Jackson played Skien, Norway, Eskilstuna, Sweden, and Bergen, Norway, where 20,000 fans waited 9 hours in the rain to see Jackson.
We thought you might like to see press and advertising coverage in Sweden and Norway. Here’s a link to a Norwegian TV add for the album: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPkaMfujy4U. Here are reviews from the two shows Jackson played in Norway:
In the states, Jackson's most recent collection, Good Time, became the fourth album of his career to debut simultaneously at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 sales charts. The 17-song release has netted three No.1 hits, “Good Time,” "Small Town Southern Man,” and “Country Boy,” and Jackson’s 50th Top 10 single “Sissy’s Song.” Jackson’s newest single, “I Still Like Bologna,” his ode to changing times and his continuing affection for a favorite sandwich, is climbing the charts.
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