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Alan Jackson Information

Date of Birth: October 17, 1958

Location of Birth: Newnan, GA

Interesting Facts: Married high-school sweetheart Debbie. Grew up singing Gospel music. Is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.  His backup band are named “The Strayhorns.”

Biography: Alan Jackson, often described as a blend of mainstream blended with back road honky tonk, was the second most successful and popular country artist of the 1990s behind only Garth Brooks. In 1989, after working a number of odd jobs to pay the bills, Jackson was the first artist to sign to Arista’s country division and soon after, he released “Here in the Real World” which immediately went platinum behind four number one hits. His follow up, “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” was released in 1991 and propelled Jackson to superstardom. Jackson had his first number one album with the 1992 release of “A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ‘Bout Love).” Jackson’s first Greatest Hits collection was released in only his fifth year on the country music scene but took less than a year to sell more than three million copies. In his first 12 years, Jackson was responsible for 35 number one hits and an additional 50 top-ten singles and his sales have topped the $43 million mark for his career. Of the 31 number one singles he’s had, he’s written 21 of them and has won numerous awards from a number of different organizations

Awards Received:
American Music Awards…………………….02
Academy of Country Music Awards…..14
Country Music Association Awards……..15
Grammy Awards………………………………….02

Albums released:
Here in the Real World (1989)
Don’t Rock the Jukebox (1991
)A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ‘Bout Love) (1992)
Honky Tonk Christmas (1993)
Who I Am (1994)
Everything I Love (1996)
High Mileage (1998)
Under The Influence (1999)
When Somebody Loves You (2000)
Let It Be Christmas (2002)
Drive (2002)
Greatest Hits Volume II (2004)
The Very Best of Alan Jackson (2004)
What I Do (2004)
Precious Memories (2006)
Like Red on a Rose (2006)
Live at Texas Stadium w/George Strait and Jimmy Buffett (2007)
16 Biggest Hits (2007)
Good Time (2008)
Songs of Love and Heartache (2009)
34 Number Ones (2010)
Freight Train (2010)

Notable No. 1 singles include:
I’d Love You All Over Again (1991)
Love’s Got A Hold On You (1992)
Chattahoochie (1993)
Summertime Blues (1994)
Tall, Tall Trees (1995)
I’ll Try (1996)
There Goes (1997)
Right On The Money (1998)
It Must Be Love (2000)
Where I Come From (2001)
Drive (for Daddy Gene) (2002)
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (2003)
Small Town Southern Man (2007)
Good Time (2008)
Country Boy (2008)


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