• Alan Jackson is a famous country singer
  • He has recorded over 20 albums
  • Learn more about his life and career

Alan Eugene Jackson was born on October 17th, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia. Jackson sang in church as a child and wrote his first song in 1983 and in 1987, he cut an album titled New Traditional however it was very rare and only released in Japan. It wasn't until 1989 when Arista released his debut single "Blue Blooded Woman" that he started to get noticed.

Alan Jackson's many hits

Alan Jackson poses with an award backstage during the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 14, 2018

Jackson's second album, Don't Rock the Jukebox was released in 1991 followed by many albums and hits like "Chattahoochee", "Livin' on Love", "Gone Country" and "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)." In the 2000s, Jackson and George Strait criticized the shift of country music towards pop music in the song "Murder on Music Row" and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Alan released the song "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" as a tribute to those killed in the attacks. 

Country music artist Alan Jackson holds the award he received for top male vocalist during the 31st Annual "Academy of Country Music Awards" 24 April 1996

Alan Jackson has most recently toured in 2016 and 2017 with American Idol alumni Lauren Alaina. His most recent album release was in May 2021 with the album titled Where Have You Gone. The singer also revealed in fall 2021 that he has been battling Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease for many years. We wish him all the best! 

Alan Jackson and Denise Jackson attend the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Medallion Ceremony on October 22, 2017

Facts About Alan Jackson:

  • He has been married to his high school sweetheart Denise since 1979.
  • Alan and Denise have three daughters.
  • One of Alan Jackson's best friends was George Jones.
  • He has a collection at Cracker Barrel called the "Alan Jackson Collection".
  • He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1991.
  • In 2017, Alan was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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