Mostly Credited As: Alan Jackson
Birth Name: Alan Eugene Jackson
Date Of Birth: October 17, 1958 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Newnan, Georgia
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Alan Jackson was born October 17, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia. After being interested in music at a young age, Alan got a job at The Nashville Network's mail room, in hopes of starting a career in the music business. However, it wasn't until his wife, Denise, introduced him to country star Glen Campbell that his career was started.
In 1990, Alan released his first album entitled Here in the Real World, which produced early hits such as "Blue Blooded Woman", and "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow". Alan's next album, Don't Rock the Jukebox, was an equal success with hit singles "Don't Rock the Jukebox", "Someday", "Love's Got a Hold on You", and "Dallas", all of which hit #1 on the country music charts.
With the 1992 release of A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love), Alan was propelled to even greater success with five more hit singles, including #1 hits "She's Got the Rhythm (And I've Got the Blues)" and "Chattahoochee".
During the subsequent years, Alan released Who I Am, Everything I Love, High Mileage, Under the Influence, When Somebody Loves You, Drive and two greatest hits albums. In 2001, Jackson once again achieved unprecedented fame with his 9/11 tribute single "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" which gave Jackson national fame and the 2002 Grammy award for Best Country Song.
In 2004, Jackson released his latest album, What I Do. From this album Alan released 4 hit singles: "Too Much of a Good Thing", "Monday Morning Church", "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues", and "USA Today".
Over the course of his career, Alan has won numerous awards including 1993 ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year award, 1991 and 1993 Academy of Country Music's Album of the Year awards, and 1995 CMA Entertainer of the Year award,