It seems so long ago when Alan Jackson opened for Randy Travis at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. It was, in fact, 25 years ago and Jackson, a tall drink of water from Newnan, Ga., was a relative unknown, promoting his debut CD, “Here in the Real World.” It set the stage for his follow-up, “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” and from there Jackson would rock the country music world as one of the most successful artists of his generation. More than 60 million albums sold and nearly 3 dozen number one singles later, Jackson is still a honky tonk hero to his fans. On Thursday, Oct. 27, Jackson brings his hits and his latest CD, “Angels and Alcohol,” to Raleigh’s PNC Arena. Lauren Alaina, the runner-up to Scotty McCreery in the 2011 season of “American Idol,” opens for Jackson.
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