Alan Eugene Jackson is an American singer, songwriter and musician, known for blending traditional
honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits.
Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, with more than 50 of his singles having
appeared on Billboard's list of the "Top 30 Country Songs".
Alan Eugene Jackson
October 17, 1958 (
Newnan, Georgia, USA
6' 4" (1.94 m)
Denise Jackson (December 15th, 1979 - present)
Eugene Jackson and Ruth Musick
Mattie Denise (born June 19th, 1990)
Alexandra Jane (born August 23rd, 1993)
Dani Grace (born August 28th, 1997)
Country, bluegrass, gospel
Hank Williams, Jr.
Zac Brown Band
"It Must Be Love" (2000)
"Where I Come From" (2001)
"Drive (For Daddy Gene)" (2002)
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" (with Jimmy Buffett) (2003)
Did You Know:
• He got his start at The Nashville Network's mailroom
•He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
Alan Jackson Quotes
"My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more."
"Country Reaches Out: An Opry Benefit for the American Red Cross,"
"We had about 30 songs. I picked some I thought my mom would really like and some I liked. We went in with piano and acoustic guitar, and overdubbed organ on some of them, and a couple harmony vocals. We were just really loose with it."
Alan Jackson Awards
Country Music Association Award, for Music Video of the Year ("Midnight In Montgomery")
Country Music Association Awards, for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year ("Chattahoochee"), and Vocal Event of the Year ("I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair").
American Music Awards for Favorite Country Single ("Chattahoochee") and Favorite Country Album (A Lot About Livin' (And A Little 'Bout Love)),
Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year ("Chattahoochee").
Country Music Association Awards, for Entertainer of the Year
Country Music Association Award, for Vocal Event of the Year ("Murder On Music Row" with George Strait).
Country Music Association Awards, for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year (Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)), and Album of the Year (Drive).
Grammy Award for Best Country Song ("Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"),
3 Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Vocal Event of the Year ("It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" with Jimmy Buffett).