Alan Jackson is an American based singer and songwriter. He is known for combining traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country-pop sounds. He has recorded 16 studio albums, 3 greatest-hits albums, 2 Christmas albums, and 2 gospel albums.
Alan is one of the best-selling music artists and has sold around 75 million records worldwide, and alone in the United States sold 44 million. In his career, his 66 songs have appeared on the Billboard chart; Out of the total titles and featured singles, 38 have reached the top 5, and 35 have achieved the number 1 position. In addition, out of 15 titles that reached the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, 9 have been certified multi-platinum. Alan has won 2 Grammy Awards, 17 ACM Awards, and 16 CMA Awards and has been a nominee for multiple other awards. He is also an associate of the Grand Ole Opry (country music stage concert).
In 2001, Alan was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Further, in 2017, Alan was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by Loretta Lynn, and in 2018, he was in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Alan Jackson honours his wife Denise with a CMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
At the 56th annual CMA Awards, on 9th November, Wednesday’s hosted by Peyton Manning and Luke Bryan, the legendary country singer Alan Jackson accepted the prestigious “CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.”
While accepting the awards, Alan said he lived the American dream and is still living that honky-tonk dream.
In light of the suspicious occasion, country stars Carrie Underwood, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, and Dierks Bentley gave an appreciation performance for Alan, a 64-year-old Grammy winner.
Further, after the performance, a wholesome speech from Underwood addressed the audience, saying that Jackson’s show was her 1st concert as a kid.
After that, Pardi, Bentley, and Wilson took some Jackson classics like “Chattahoochee,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” and “Drive (For Daddy Gene).”
Soon the real celebration came from Alan himself as he appeared with an acoustic guitar in hand in a sequined black shirt and gave a performance on the 1991 single “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.”
To give a special moment, Alan then gave an emotional speech after the award was handed to him; he said how watching a Hank Williams movie inspired him to go to Nashville with just his wife and three daughters. He thanked everyone, including his mother, wife, and daughters, and said he was fortunate to have all of them.
In a statement by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern about why Alan was chosen to receive the award this year, she wrote that Alan is a 3 time CMA Entertainer of the Year and is also responsible for several iconic moments in CMA Awards history. She added that as many Country legends have influenced Alan throughout his career, he too has inspired many artists to remain true to the authenticity of Country Music.
Alan Jackson Early Life:
|Full Real Name||Alan Eugene Jackson|
|Profession||Singer and Songwriter|
|Date Of Birth||October 17th, 1958|
|Year Of Birth||1958|
Alan was born on 17th October 1958 in Newnan, Georgia, U.S. His family is mainly of English descent. In 1983, Alan began writing music. Growing up, he mostly listened to gospel music until a friend introduced him to John Anderson, Gene Watson, and Hank Williams Jr. After graduation, Alan joined the band Dixie Steel.
At the age of 27, Alan, along with his wife Denise, moved from Newnan to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue full-time music. Further, in 1987, Alan made a pre-debut demo album, “New Traditional at Doc’s Place,” in Hendersonville. This album was only released in Japan.
Alan Jackson Family Background:
|Father||Joseph Eugene Jackson|
|Mother||Ruth Musick Jackson|
Alan was born to Joseph Eugene Jackson (1927–2000) and Ruth Musick Jackson (1930–2017) and was raised with four elder sisters.
Alan Jackson Education:
|Highest Qualification||High school degree|
|High School||Newnan High School|
Alan attended the local Elm Street Elementary and later finished his high school degree at Newnan High School.
Alan Jackson Physical stats:
|Weight In Kg||84 kg|
|Height In Feet||6 ft 3 in|
Alan stands 6’3″ tall and weighs around 90kg. He had natural silky blonde hair; now, it looks brownish-greyish due to age. Further, Alan has attractive hazel eyes and likes to keep mustaches, which goes well with his personality. His distinctive features include a Square-shaped Jawline, Downward Pointed Nose, and Towering Height.
Alan Jackson Birth Signs:
|Birth Sign Duality||Assertive|
|Birth Sign Modality||Cardinal|
Alan is currently 64years old, and his zodiac sign is Libra, as per his birthdate. According to astrologers, librarians are peaceful and fair; they hate being alone. The partnership is very important for them, and these people are fascinated by balance and symmetry. They are in a constant chase for equality and justice.
Alan Jackson’s Net worth:
|Net Worth||$150 million|
|Source Of Income||Singing career|
Alan’s estimated net worth is around $150 million. Millions of records have been sold throughout his career, and more than 50 of his singles have reached “Billboard.”
About his real estate asset, in September 2020, Alan listed his house in Franklin for $23 million. The 22,000-square-foot main house has 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The main house sits on 4 acres, surrounded by 120 acres of private greenery.
Further, Alan and his wife bought an undeveloped property in the mid-1990s, and after years of custom-building, the mansion and grounds. Later. In March 2021, this property was sold for $19 million.
In June 2009, Alan listed a previous mansion for $38 million, and a year later, in May 2010 sold it for $28 million.
Alan Jackson Relationship Status:
|Spouse Name||Denise Jackson|
Alan married Denise Jackson on 15th December 1979; they are both high school friends and have liked each other since then. Although the couple separated in 1988 for several months due to the strains of Jackson’s career and his infidelity, they later reconciled and are together to date.
The couple has three daughters named Mattie Denise Selecman (born 19th June 1990), Alexandra Jane “Ali” (born 23dr August 1993), and Dani Grace (born 28th August 1997). In December 2022, the couple became grandparents for the first time.
Further, Denise wrote a book, “It’s All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life,” published in 2007, and it has ranked at the top in The New York Times Best Seller list.
Alan Jackson Career:
Alan did his first job in, The Nashville Network’s mailroom in Tennessee. His wife was a flight attendant, and while working, she came across Glen Campbell, and she requested advice for Alan. Alan’s wife got the business card, which helped his career with a jumpstart. Eventually, he signed with Arista, and in 1989, Alan became the first artist signed to Arista Nashville, a newly formed branch of Arista Records. Further, in late 1989, Arista released Alan’s debut single, “Blue Blooded Woman,” and then in early 1990, his single “Here in the Real World” was released. This song was the title track of his debut album, Here in the Real World. In addition, this debut album included his first number-one, “I’d Love You All Over Again,” and 2 more top-five hits, “Wanted” and “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.”
Alan’s second album title was Don’t Rock the Jukebox and was released in 1991. It included “Someday,” “Dallas,” “Love’s Got a Hold on You,” and “Midnight in Montgomery.” He has also co-written several songs on the album High Lonesome (1991) by Randy Travis.
Alan’s third album, A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little about Love), included number-one hits like “She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)” and “Chattahoochee,” and also the top five hits “Mercury Blues” “Tonight I Climbed the Wall,” and “(Who Says) You Can’t Have It All.” In 1994, at Country Music Association (CMA) awards, “Chattahoochee” helped Alan win the Song of the Year award. That same year, he left Ten Ten Management and switched to Gary Overton. Further, Alan’s fourth album, Who I Am, included four number-one hits: “Summertime Blues,” “Livin’ on Love,” “I Don’t Even Know Your Name.” and “Gone Country.” At the end of the year, Clay Walker reached number 1 with “If I Could Make a Living,” which was co-written by Alan. In 1996, Alan also appeared in the “When Harry Kept Delores” episode of Home Improvement, where he performed “Mercury Blues.”
On 24th October 1995, The Greatest Hits Collection was released, and it contained 17 hits; “I’ll Try” and “Tall, Tall Trees” were two newly recorded songs, reaching number 1. The disc also included the single “Home” from Here in the Real World had never been released. Further, in 1996, his sixth studio album, Everything I Love, was released. Its first single, “Little Bitty,” took Alan to the top of the charts late that year. The album also included “There Goes,” “A House with No Curtains,” and “Who’s Cheatin’ Who.”
In 1998’s High Mileage, Alan’s seventh studio album included “I’ll Go On Loving You” and “Right on the Money” (co-written by Phil Vassar and Charlie Black). The following year, he released his eighth album, Under the Influence. Alan took a risk on an album as it covered the country classics’ traditional sound and a rock- and pop-tinged sound.
Later, in the 1990s and 2000s, Alan’s music shifted to pop music from country music; he and George Strait created a song, “Murder on Music Row,” where they were seen criticizing the state of country music. This song was not officially released as a single, but it became the highest-charting nonseasonal album cut to appear on Hot Country Singles & Tracks, beating the “Belleau Wood” record by Garth Brooks. Alan and George Strait were invited as opening performers at the 2000 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMAs).
Alan released “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” after the 11th September 2001 attacks as a tribute to those killed. This song is included on his album Drive (2002), both a radio version and the live version from his CMA performance.
In 1993, Alan released his first Christmas album titled Honky Tonk Christmas, and on 22nd October 2002, his second Christmas album titled Let It Be Christmas was released.
Further, in early 2006, Alan released his debut gospel music album, Precious Memories, and put together the album after his mother requested who enjoyed religious music. He considered this album a “side project,” marking it nonofficial, but more than 1.8 million copies were eventually sold.
The same year, Alan released his album, Like Red on a Rose, and on 4th March 2008, his next album Good Time was released. The album included singles like “Small Town Southern Man,” “Country Boy,” “Sissy’s Song,” “Good Time,” and “I Still Like Bologna.”
On 30th March 2010, Alan’s sixteenth studio album, Freight Train, was released; the first and second single was “It’s Just That Way” and “Hard Hat and a Hammer,” respectively. Further, on 23rd November of the same year, he released another hits package titled 34 Number Ones. On 20th January 2011, Sony Music Nashville announced that Alan and Arista Nashville had parted. Later, in March, Alan announced his new deal with Capitol’s EMI Records Nashville.
In 2012, Alan released the album Thirty Miles West and the singles “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore,” “Long Way to Go,” and “You Go Your Way” were released from the album. On 26th March 2013, he released his second gospel album, Precious Memories Volume II. And that same year, he also released his first bluegrass album, The Bluegrass Album. Singles like “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” and “Blacktop” were released from the album. The album eventually peaked at no. 3 on the country chart and no. 1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart. The following year, Alan recorded the song “A Million Ways to Die” (co-written with Seth MacFarlane and Joel McNeely) for the film A Million Ways to Die in the West.
In August 2014, on the occasion of Alan’s 25 years in the music industry, the Country Music Hall of Fame opened an exhibit. The exhibit highlights several milestones in his career, with remembrances collected over the years. On 8th January 2015, the “Keeping It Country” tour began in Estero, Florida. On 17th July 2015, his twentieth studio album, Angels and Alcohol, was released. In 2016 and 2017, Alan extended his “Keepin’ It Country” tour with Lauren Alaina, an American Idol alumna. In October 2017, Alan released a new song, “The Older I Get,” for a planned future studio album, Where Have You Gone.
Alan Jackson Social Appearance:
Alan has a huge fan following on social media accounts. On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, he has around 5.5M, 674K, and 765K followers, respectively. Further, on YouTube, Alan has around 2.37M subscribers. He mainly posts his performance, album songs, photos, and videos on these profiles.