Jackson receives Hollywood Star
Thursday, June 18, 2009
– Alan Jackson will receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the year 2010. The Star capped a week that began with the kick-off of the celebration of Jackson's 20th Anniversary during a show at the Cadillac Ranch in Nashville and included a CMT Award for Performance of the Year for Jackson's Country Boy,
the video performance with George Strait, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley from his special, CMT Giants: Alan Jackson.
Jackson was chosen from hundreds of nominations by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his career accomplishments and for his charitable work. The date for the Star ceremony will be set soon.
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