Alan Jackson Joins George Strait Tour

The duo that won the CMA’s vocal event trophy this year for “Murder on Music Row” is taking its act on the road. Alan Jackson will be on the bill for the next George Strait Country Music Festival, a spokeswoman in Strait’s Nashville management office confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 18). The annual tour will kick off in spring 2001, but no definite dates have been set. Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, Clay Walker, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Asleep at the Wheel have been mentioned as possible support acts, but none have been confirmed, the spokeswoman said. Strait’s previous festival outings have included acts like Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks. Jackson made a guest appearance with Strait at the Nashville stop of this year’s 10-city tour, which pulled in nearly $21 million.