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Alan Jackson is a renowned music artist, best known for blending traditional honky tonk with mainstream country music. With more than eighty million music albums sold, Jackson is a legend in his own right. His songs such as ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),’ ‘Drive’ and ‘Remember When’ have become staples in the American country music landscape.
The 59-year old music artist is currently on his Honky Tonk Highway Tour which has the Grammy winning singer Lee Ann Womack as a guest act. Alan Jackson tickets for his much anticipated upcoming concerts are selling by the minute. Grab yours at the earliest.
Alan Jackson was born in Newnan, Georgia, on October 17, 1958. He attended the Local Street Elm Elementary and then went to the Newnan High School. As a child he primarily listened to gospel music and also participated in church choirs. Later on his friend introduced him to the music of Gene Watson, Hank Williams, Jr. and John Anderson. It was then that Jackson discovered his passion for the genre and began performing as part of a high school band. Following his marriage to childhood sweetheart Denise, Jackson moved to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry.
Alan Jackson’s first job in the Music City was in a TV channel that aimed to promote country music. Jackson was given the responsibility to manage the mailroom of the channel. It was his wife Denise who introduced him to the famous country music artist Glen Campbell who eventually recommended him to Arista Records.
Alan Jackson’s debut single titled ‘Blue Blooded Woman’ was released by the label in 1989. The song appeared on the singer’s debut album ‘Here in the Real World’ the following year. The record spawned hits such as Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow, Wanted and Jackson’s first number one song I’d Love you All Over Again. ‘Here in the Real World’ won the singer two major awards including the ACM Award for Top New Male Vocalist.
‘Here in the Real World’ marked Jackson’s arrival among a group of country artists that played a key role in reviving the country music tradition, which was seemingly overshadowed by the synthesized pop music in the 1980s.
Alan Jackson’s second studio album ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’ came out in May of 1991. It produced five hits on the Hot Country Songs chart, four of which Jackson either wrote or co-wrote. One of these tracks was ‘Midnight in Montgomery,’ the singer’s tribute to his musical inspiration and legendary country star, Hank Williams.
Jackson’s third studio album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love) is among his most acclaimed music contributions. It is his first record to reach the number one spot on the Top Country Albums chart. Among the popular songs on this record are She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues) and (Who Says) You Can't Have It All.
The year 1994 saw the release of Jackson’s fourth studio effort ‘Who I Am.’ Although Jackson had written songs in the past as well, it was with this record that his writing skills got due attention and praise. The song ‘If I Could Make a Living’ co-written by Jackson was among the most notable tracks on the album.
In 1995, Jackson treated his fans with ‘The Greatest Hot Collection’ which comprised his most famous songs. The very next year, he produced the record ‘Everything I Love’ in which he paid tribute to iconic singers such as Charly McClain and Tom T. Hall via his renditions of the songs ‘Who’s Cheating Who’ and ‘Little Bitty.’
Jackson’s next album ‘Under the Influence’ came at a time when country music was heavily influenced by rock. However, the singer stuck to his traditional country style in the record and the fans loved him for it. This album consisted of a number of covers of well-known country artists. Among them ‘It Must Be Love,’ ‘The Blues Man’ and ‘Margaretville’ received much appreciation from fans and critics alike.
Following his many contributions to the country music genre, Jackson released his first gospel album titled ‘Gospel Memories’ in 2006. Comprising a collection of traditional gospel songs, the record was a dedication to Jackson’s mother and sold more than 1.8 million copies.
Alan Jackson’s most recent album to hit the shelves is ‘Angels and Alcohol.’ From the up-tempo ‘Jim and Jack and Hank’ to the ballad ‘You Can Always Come Home,’ the album takes the listener on an emotional journey via its insightful and engaging songs, which revolve around the themes of love, mistakes and redemption.
Awards & Achievements
In his storied music career, Jackson has won two Grammys. Besides, he also has 16 Country Music Awards, 17 Academy of Country Music Awards and several award nominations to his name. Jackson is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and received induction into the prestigious Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
In recognition of his enormous contributions to the country music genre, the singer was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as well.
Alan Jackson Tour tickets
The award-winning singer of country classics such as ‘Here in the Real World’ and ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’ has been touring and scoring number one hits since over a quarter century. His previous tour titled Keepin’ It Country Tour that marked the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s music career was a huge success.
The legendary country music artist set out on the Honky Tonk Highway Tour in early 2017 with his longtime duet partner Lee Ann Womack as special guest on select dates. The response of the audience to the shows has been overwhelming.
Jackson has recently added more dates to his trek, so get your Alan Jackson tour tickets here before they sell out.