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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful country artists of his generation, and he’s built his huge career entirely around traditional country music. Jackson came to Nashville after his wife approached Glen Campbell at the airport and told him about her husband, who landed a songwriting deal with Campbell’s publishing company. That led to a record deal, and Jackson’s 1989 debut album, ‘Here in the Real World,’ scored several big hits, including the title song, “Wanted” and “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” Since then he’s landed an enormous string of hits including “Livin’ on Love,” “Gone Country,” “Drive” and many more. Jackson responded to the 9/11 attacks with a song titled “(Where Were You) When the World Stopped Turning,” which many regard as an all-time classic. He has won Grammy, CMA and ACM awards, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In recent years he has turned his attention to gospel and bluegrass music.

  • Full Name: Alan Eugene Jackson
  • Birth Date: Oct. 17, 1958
  • Top Songs: "(Where Were You) When the World Stopped Turning," "Chattahoochee," "Remember When"
  • Did You Know? Jackson used to work in the mail room at the Nashville Network
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Alan Jackson Songs
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Alan Jackson’s Mother Dead at 86

Alan Jackson's mother, Mrs. Ruth Musick "Mama Ruth" Jackson, has passed away at her home in Georgia. She was 86.

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Alan Jackson Shares Story Behind 9/11 Anthem ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)’

Two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C., Alan Jackson debuted a song that had come to him in the middle of the night weeks earlier.

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Alan Jackson Announces 2017 Honky Tonk Highway Tour

Alan Jackson will hit the road again in 2017. The singer has unveiled his Honky Tonk Highway Tour, on which he will be touring the country for the better part of the new year.

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Country Stars Dish on Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

Country's biggest stars may ride on tour buses and take part in glitzy tours, but when Thanksgiving comes around, they're more than satisfied with home cooking.

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Alan Jackson Releases ‘Precious Memories’ Gospel Collection

Alan Jackson has released a special collection of his gospel tunes for the upcoming holiday season.

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Alan Jackson, George Strait Take Us Down Memory Lane at 2016 CMA Awards

Multi-time CMA Entertainer of the Year nominees and country music kings Alan Jackson and George Strait came together for a performance of just two of their many hits, Jackson's "Remember When" and "Troubadour" by Strait, at the 2016 CMA Awards.

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Randy Travis Highlights 2016 CMA Awards Opening Number

A number of the biggest legends from country music history joined together in the opening number of the 2016 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 2), to celebrate 50 years of the awards show.

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6 Unforgettable CMA Awards Controversies

Controversy isn't the norm at the CMA Awards, but when they happen, they're absolutely memorable.

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Chris Young Cuts ‘There’s a New Kid in Town’ With Alan Jackson’s Help [Listen]

Chris Young just put out his first Christmas album, It Must Be Christmas, and he pulled out all the stops when it comes to quality collaborations.

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Seven Iconic Entertainers of the Year to Perform at 2016 CMA Awards

Seven previous Entertainer of the Year winners have lined up to perform during the 2016 CMA Awards show, making it a one-of-a-kind year.

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