The boys from Chance McKinney n' CrossWire just inked a deal last week that will put them on stage with several of country's biggest stars in August. But, one of those folks in particular happens to hit home for Chance... Mr. Alan Jackson!
"I grew up a George Strait, Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney fan, but there was always a little somethin' extra special in my love for Alan Jackson," says McKinney. "You see, all the other guys penned songs off and on, but Alan penned ALL of his. A lot of people think his songs are simple, maybe a little too country, predictable, etc. They are right! There's a Modern-Man Genius inside that guy. The reason his songs seem simple to us, is that EVERYONE can relate to 'em. After writing myself for 7 years now, it's amazing to me how effortless he makes a difficult task seem."
"When you listen to a song and say 'I could've written that' then he's got you hook, line and sinker. The craft of building a song is not to baffle the audience, but to relate to them. Mr. Jackson is one of the finest at that art and his record speaks for itself."
Chance continues gushing "34 Number One hits?! Doesn't that seem more than a little 'simple' to everyone? Like I said... a Modern-Man Genius. Me and the boys are just excited to share the stage with him August 20th. Who knows? More dates may follow... so keep your fingers crossed!"
This also marks the 2nd time Chance and the boys will be playing with some of the other performers including Blake Shelton, CMA Male Vocalist of the Year 2010, David Nail, Little Big Town, Phil Vassar, Steve Azar, Sunny Sweeney, JaneDear Girls, Kelly Pickler and others to still be announced. Tickets are available at the link below.
2011 is heating up!