|Alan Jackson Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||October 17, 1958|
Alan Jackson is an American singer-songwriter and musician who is well-known for his “traditional country” musical style and for writing a variety of his own songs from some of his greatest hit albums that made frenzy in the music charts over the years. Most of his albums and singles had made its rounds worldwide and were consistent in making it on top of the Billboard charts. He has sold more than 80 million records with more than 65 titles hitting the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart. The multi-platinum recording artist has won multiple awards including Grammy Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, and a row of nominations for his music. Jackson, who also performs at the Grand Ole Opry, had acquired numerous multi-platinum titles and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001. In the years 2017, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by the famous country music singer-songwriter, Loretta Lyn, and into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.
Before fame, Jackson was not originally a music enthusiast until his friend introduced him to the music of famous singers Gene Watson, John Anderson, and Hank Williams Jr. He grew up listening to gospel music, but he had only started to develop his interest when he began listening to a wide variety of country music at the time. At the age of 27, he and his wife Denise relocated from Newnan to Nashville, Tennessee where he was in high hopes to pursue a career in music full-time. It wasn’t long until Jackson finally got the chance to enter the music industry after Denise introduced him to actor-musician, Glen Campbell, who turned out to be the first person to help him kick-off a professional career in the industry. In early 1990, he released his debut album Here in the Real World which included two of his songs Wanted and Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow that reached the top 5, and his no. 1 hit song track I’d Love You All Over Again. Following his successful album debut, he released his 2nd album Don’t Rock the Jukebox in 1991 which included his 4 chart-topping singles Someday, Dallas, Love’s Got a Hold on You, Midnight in Montgomery, and his title track Don’t Rock the Jukebox. In that same year, Jackson co-wrote a series of songs on Randy Travis’s album High Lonesome. A couple more albums were released in the early 1990s, which included Jackson’s greatest hits of all time, Tonight I Climbed the Wall, She’s Got the Rythm (And I Got the Blues), Chattahoochee, and (Who Says) You Can’t Have It All. He has released countless chart-topping songs throughout his musical career.
Alan Eugene Jackson
Newnan, Georgia, United States
He attended Elm Street Elementary School and later went to Newnan High School.
- Father – Joseph Eugene Jackson
- Mother – Ruth Musick Jackson
- Siblings – He has 4 siblings.
- Others – Adam Wright (Nephew), Brandon Moss (Cousin), John Hubert Jackson (Paternal Grandfather), Lucille Merrill Jackson (Paternal Grandmother), James Henry Musick (Maternal Grandfather), Bessie Pearl Shaw (Maternal Grandmother)
Alan Jackson is represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME) Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Neotraditional Country, Bluegrass, Gospel
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
- Arista Nashville
- EMI Nashville
- Ten Ten Management
- Alan’s Country
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Alan Jackson has dated –
- Denise Jackson (1979-Present) – Alan Jackson got married to his high school sweetheart Denise on December 15, 1979. The couple has 3 daughters together named Mattie Denise (b. June 19, 1990), Alexandra Jane (b. August 23, 1993), and Dani Grace (b. August 28, 1997). In 1998, Alan and Denise got separated for several months due to the singer’s career and alleged infidelity. Through the test of time, the two have always kept their marriage strong. Denise wrote a book inspired by her life, relationship, separation, and recommitment to her husband, Alan. The book titled It’s All About Him: Find the Love of My Life which topped The New York Times Best Seller list, was published in 2007.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English descent.
- Square-shaped Jawline
- Downward Pointed Nose
- Towering Height
In 1992, Alan Jackson signed a multimillion-dollar contract endorsement for Ford Trucks. Ford Truck was endorsed in one of his videos Who’s Cheatin’ Who wherein he was seen at the back of a wheel of a bigfoot Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Also, Ford Truck was again promoted by Jackson in one of his chart-topping songs Mercury Blues wherein he changed the lyrics from “Crazy ’bout a Mercury” to “Crazy ’bout a Ford truck” in a TV commercial for the Ford F-series.
Best Known For
- His chart-topping albums and singles including songs like Here in the Real World, Wanted, Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow, I’d Love You All Over Again, Don’t Rock the Jukebox, Someday, Dallas, Love’s Got a Hold on You, and Midnight in Montgomery.
- Compiling countless nominations and awards including Grammy Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, and nominations in categories such as “Best Entertainer”, “Male Artist”, “Vocal Collaboration”, and “Best Video”
In early 1990, Alan Jackson released his first album Here in the Real World with its namesake title track which brought his name to the no. 3 spot. The album eventually rolled its way on top of various music charts featuring 3 more hit song tracks Wanted and Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow which reached the top 5, and, I’d Love You All Over Again which dominated the music chart after hitting the no. 1 spot.
First TV Show
In September 1990, Alan Jackson made his TV show debut as ‘Himself’ on Hee Haw.
Alan Jackson Favorite Things
- Hobbies – Riding one of his old cars during his free time
- Food – Chocolates, Brunswick Stew, Cornbread, Lemon Ice Box Pie, Pineapple, and Mayonnaise Sandwich
- Beverage – Jack Daniel’s
Source – AlanJackson.com, NashCountryDaily.com, Taste Of Country
Alan Jackson Facts
- In 2010, he was selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He wrote his first song in 1983.
- His first job at the age of 12 was in a shoe store.
- Alan Jackson released his first gospel music Precious Memories in 2006.
- In August 2016, Legacy Recordings released Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story digitally and on 3 CDs with 59 tracks.
- He’s friends with his fellow country singer George Jones.
- His live band Strayhorns consisted of 8 members namely, Monty Allen (Acoustic Guitar, Harmony Vocals), Scott Coney (Acoustic and Baritone Guitars, Banjo), Robbie Flint (Steel Guitar), Danny Groah (Lead Guitar), Ryan Joseph (Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmony Vocals), Bruce Rutherford (Drums), Joey Schmidt (Keyboards), and Roger Wills (Bass Guitar).
- He was inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame on October 22, 2001.
- In 1989, Jackson signed with Arista and became the first artist of the Arista Nashville under Arista Records, a record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment.
- Alan Jackson and his former record label Sony Entertainment parted ways on January 20, 2011.
- He is also known for wearing a mullet since his career debut in 1989.
- As of July 2019, he had recorded a total of 16 studio albums, 3 greatest hits albums, 2 Christmas albums, and 2 gospel albums.
- In September 2021, Alan revealed that he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) in the past.
- In October 2022, he was honored with the “Artist Of A Lifetime” award at the CMT Artists Of The Year event.
- Alan has contributed to the song Respect with Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston.
- Alan has performed for many U.S. Presidents.
- When he was in second grade, he gave his first performance in an assembly program.
- Alan used to have a pet squirrel monkey as a kid.
- He likes classic reruns on TV Land.
- When he was in Newnan, Georgia, he used to drive a forklift at Kmart Warehouse.
- He has a scar on his forehead and to conceal that, he started wearing a hat.
- Alan has a Yorkie dog named Coco who sleeps in a pink dog bed.
- He doesn’t like having kale and brussels sprouts.
- He likes eating turnip greens.
- He likes watching the reruns of The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968).
- Alan’s first music band was known as Dixie Steel.
- In the Who’s Cheatin’ Who music video released in 1996, he was seen jumping a monster truck over 6 cars.
- Alan also has a private pilot’s license.
- He attended his first concert at the age of 20.
- Alan is addicted to watching Weather Channel.
- He can move his ears without touching them.
- Alan loves playing practical jokes.
- At 26, he got to fly in a plane for the first time.
- Restoring antique cars is his biggest passion.
- Jackson is never on tour without Blue Plate mayonnaise.
- Alan is able to whistle just like an ambulance siren.
- He can make a mean cornbread from scratch.
- Visit his official website @ AlanJackson.com.
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