Alan Jackson is an accomplished singer / songwriter, and has so far been honoured with over 45 awards from organizations like the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA). He released his Greatest Hits album in 1995 and won eight major awards, including CMA Entertainer of the Year.
“Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” a song commemorating those lost in the September 11 terror attacks (Twin Towers, USA), earned Alan Jackson his first Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
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Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for blending traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country pop sounds (for a style widely regarded as “neo-traditional country”), as well as penning many of his own songs. Jackson has recorded 16 studio albums, three greatest hits albums, two Christmas albums, and two gospel albums.
Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide, with 44 million sold in the United States alone.] He has had 66 songs appear on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart; of the 66 titles, and six featured singles, 38 have reached the top five and 35 have claimed the number one spot. Out of 15 titles to reach the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, nine have been certified multi-platinum. He is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and nominee of multiple other awards. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017 by Loretta Lynn and into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jackson was born to Joseph Eugene “Daddy Gene” Jackson (1927–2000) and Ruth Musick “Mama Ruth” Jackson (1930–2017) in Newnan, Georgia, and has four older sisters. He and his immediate family lived in a small home built around his grandfather’s old toolshed. The family is primarily of English descent. His mother lived in the home until she died on January 7, 2017. He began writing music in 1983. Growing up, Jackson listened primarily to gospel music, until a friend introduced him to Gene Watson, John Anderson, and Hank Williams Jr. Jackson attended the local Elm Street Elementary and Newnan High School, and joined the band, Dixie Steel after graduation. When he was 27, Jackson and his wife of six years, Denise, moved from Newnan to Nashville, Tennessee, where he hoped to pursue music full-time. In 1987.
After a long series of rejections, he finally landed a recording deal with Arista Records. The tremendous success of his debut album, Here in the Real World (1990), marked Jackson’s arrival among a group of country artists including Randy Travis, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Garth Brooks and Vince Gill that represented a new brand of traditionalism in country music and the end of the synthesized pop-country trend of the 1980s.
An accomplished songwriter, Jackson wrote much of his first album, which remained on the U.S. country charts for more than a year. His next two albums, Don’t Rock the Jukebox (1991) and A Lot About Livin’ (and a Little ‘Bout Love) (1992) were even bigger hits, spawning five No. 1 singles each. Notable among these hits were “Love’s Got a Hold on You,” “Midnight in Montgomery” (Jackson’s tribute to the legendary country star Hank Williams), and “Chattahoochee.” With the 1994 release of his fifth album, Who I Am, Jackson’s record sales reached a total of over 10 million.
Throughout the course of his career, Jackson has been honored with over 45 awards from organizations like the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA). He released his Greatest Hits album in 1995 and won eight major awards, including CMA Entertainer of the Year. Later albums included High Mileage (1998), Under the Influence (1999) and When Somebody Loves You (2000).
Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” a song commemorating those lost in the September 11th terror attacks, earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Country Song. He received four CMA Awards that year, tying with Johnny Cash for the most CMA wins in a year. His 2006 gospel album, Precious Memories, was originally recorded as a gift to his mother. Some of Jackson’s later albums include What I Do (2004), Good Time (2008) and Angels and Alcohol (2015).
Alan Jackson Backing Tracks – Ace Of Hearts … A House With No Curtains … Angels Cried – with Alison Krauss … Another Good Reason Not To Drink … As She Walked Away … A Womans Love … Between The Devil And Me … Big Ol Truck … Blessed Assurance … Blue Blooded Woman … Blue Ridge Mountain Song … Blues Man … Chasin That Neon Rainbow … Chattahoochie … Country Boy … Dallas … Designated Driver … Dixie Highway … Dog River Blues … Don’t Rock The Jukebox … Drive … Drive For Daddy Gene … Every Now And Then … Everything I Love … Gone Country … Gone Crazy … Gonna Come Back As A Country Song … Good Time … Hard Hat And A Hammer … Here In The Real World … Hey Good Lookin … Hole In The Wall … Home … How Great Thou Art … I Could Get Used To This Lovin’ Thing … I’d Love You All Over Again … I Don’t Even Know Your Name … If Love Was A River … I’ll Go On Loving You … I’ll Try … I Love To Tell A Story … I Only Want You For Christmas … I Still Love Bologna … It Must Be Love … It’s Alright To Be A Redneck … It’s Five O’ clock Somewhere (5 O’clock) … It’s Just That Way … I Want To Stroll Over Heaven … Jim and Jack and Hank … Just Put A Ribbon In Your Hair … Laid Back N Low Key … Leaning On the Everlasting … Like Red On A Rose … Little Bitty … Little Man … Livin On Love … Long Way To Go … Love’s Got A Hold On You … Meat And Potato Man … Mercury Blues … Midnight In Montgomery … Monday Morning Church … Murder On Music Row … Pop A Top … Rainy Day In June … Redneck Games … Remember When … Right On The Money … Ring Of Fire … She’s Got The Rhythm – Alan Jackson … Short Sweet Ride … Sissy’s Song … Small Town Southern Man … Some Day … So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore … Summertime Blues … Summertime Blues … Talkin Song Repair Blues … Tall Tall Trees … Tequila Sunrise … That’d Be Alright … The Angels Cried … The Blues Man … There Goes … Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Love Song … Too Much Of A Good Thing … Tropical Depression … Turn Your Eyes On … USA Today … Walkin The Floor Over Me – Alan Jackson … Wanted … What A Friend We Have In Jesus … When Love Comes Around … When Somebody Loves You … Where I Come From … Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning … Who Says You Can’t Have It All … Who’s Cheatin Who … Work In Progress … WWW.Memory … You Go Your Way