Monday, December 1, 2008
– Alan Jackson's fans make their video debut tonight when the video to his Top 10 single Country Boy
premieres on GAC. Jackson hatched the idea to ask fans to submit video ideas of what it means to be a country boy or girl, and he picked 10 of his favorites to include in the video along with his performance at a classic truck graveyard outside of Nashville. The video airs at 5:20 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. and tomorrow at 7:55 a.m. and 4:47 p.m. eastern.
This weekend, Dec. 6, at 9:00p.m., CMT broadcasts a 90-minute special, "CMT Giants: Alan Jackson," which was taped before a live audience on Oct. 30 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The tribute will feature live performances by George Strait, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack and Miranda Lambert with special appearances by George Jones, Carrie Underwood, Diane Sawyer and Jimmy Buffet.
The video includes guitar-playing Corey Fields, from Pleasant Garden, N.C., and country girls Sarah, Heather, Heather and Jenn who met through line dancing in Grand Rapids, Mich. From Advance, N.C. are two generations of Stansberry's fishing for fun. Georgians Marcus and Winter Lowery love trucks and mud. Mark Trotter taped a recliner being pulled down an Iowa farm road. Melanie Wiggins does a tribute to cotton farmers and the Hutson's from Sheridan, Ind. share their secret of staying cool in the summer, go-karting though water. On the West coast, fans Aaron Wilson, Samo Schallhorn, Ryan Bailey, and Kyle Eaton go canal skiing in Ellensburg Wash.
Country Boy is the third hit single from Jackson's critically acclaimed "Good Time" album, out earlier this year.