Alan Jackson Biography

Alan Jackson

Quick Facts About Alan Jackson

Celebrated Name Alan Jackson
Age 63 Years
Nick Name Alan Jackson
Birth Name Alan Eugene
Birth Date 1958-10-17
Gender Male
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Newnan, Georgia, U.S
Birth Nation America
Ethnicity American-white
Race White
Religion Christian
Horoscope Libra
Father Joseph Eugene "Daddy Gene" Jackson (1927-2000)
Mother Ruth Musick "Mama Ruth" Jackson (1930-2017)
Siblings 4
High School Newnan High School
Marital Status Married
Wife Denise Jackson
Children 3
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Singing career
Net Worth $95 million
Salary $43,812.79 per day
Height 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
Weight 84 kg or 185 lbs
Body Type Average
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
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Alan Eugene Jackson, an American singer, and songwriter is professionally known as Alan Jackson who is well recognized for blending traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country-pop sounds as well as penning many of his own songs. His debut was "Here in the Real World" where he blended honky-tonk and pop-country genres. He has won awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, among others. As a child, Jackson sang in church and listened to gospel music, and began working at a shoe store when he was twelve years old. He and George Strait wrote "Murder on Music Row," which criticized the decline of country music. In September 1990, Alan made his TV show debut as himself on "Hee Haw". Additionally, he released his twenty-first studio album, "Where Have You Gone" on 14th May 2021.

Alan Jackson Tributes His Late Father with Performance of 'Drive' on 'A Capitol Fourth'

Alan Jackson appeared on PBS' A Capitol Fourth with a special performance of "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" where he dedicated the touching performance, straight from the stage of Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, to his late father.  

"I lost my daddy and I wanted to write a song for him, and I didn't want to write some old sad cryin', dyin' thing, so I started thinkin' about growing up and all I ever wanted to do is drive something, he taught me all about that and that's what this song's about," Jackson said. 

Famous For

  • Being an American singer and songwriter.
  • For blending traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country-pop sounds.

What is Alan Jackson Ethnicity?

Alan Jackson stepped for the very first time into the world in Newnan, Georgia, the U.S. holding American nationality. His parents gave him birth on 17th October 1958 with the real name of Alan Eugene Jackson in the Christian religious family. He came from American-white ethnic background. Alan's race is white and his present age is 62 whereas he will be celebrating his 63rd birthday in the October of 2021. As per his birthdate, his star sign is Libra. Jackson is the son of his father, Joseph Eugene "Daddy Gene" Jackson (1927-2000), and his mother, Ruth Musick "Mama Ruth" Jackson (1930-2017). He has four older sisters.

Talking about Alan's education, he attended the local Elm Street Elementary and Newnan High School, and joined the band, Dixie Steel after graduation.

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How was the Career of Alan Jackson?

  • Alan Jackson kicks off his singing career becoming the first artist signed to the newly formed Arista Nashville branch of Arista Records in 1989 whereas Arista released Alan's debut single, "Blue Blooded Woman", in late 1989 which served as the title track to his debut studio album, "Here in the Real World".
  • He launched his second album,  "Don't Rock the Jukebox" in 1991 and also co-wrote several songs on Randy Travis' 1991 album "High Lonesome".
  • His third album, "A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)" accounted for the number one hits "She's Got the Rhythm" and his fourth album was titled "Who I Am" was released in 1994.
  • Later he starred in the 1996 "When Harry Kept Delores" episode of Home Improvement, performing "Mercury Blues".
  • As well, he launched his album, "The Greatest Hits Collection" on 24th October 1995 whereas the album's fifth single "A House with No Curtains" became his first release since 1989 to miss the top 10.
  • After the 11th September 2001 attacks, Alan released "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" as a tribute to those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 
  • He then released his second Christmas album, "Let It Be Christmas" on 22nd October 2002 and launched his first gospel music album entitled "Precious Memories" in early 2006.
  • Similarly, he has launched several albums such as "Like Red on a Rose", "Good Time", "Freight Train", "Thirty Miles West", "The Bluegrass Album", and many others.
  • Also, Alan was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", in 2016 and released a new song titled "The Older I Get" for a planned future studio album in October 2017.
  • Apart from singing, he wrote a book that topped "The New York Times" Best Seller list about her life with Jackson, their relationship, their separation over his infidelity and recommitment to each other, and her commitment to Christianity. The book, "It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life", was published in 2007. 

Band members

Alan Jackson records his studio albums, in most part, with the backing of some of the members of his live band, the Strayhorns. As of 2017, the band consists of:

  • Monty Allen - acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Scott Coney - acoustic and baritone guitars, banjo
  • Robbie Flint - steel guitar
  • Danny Groah - lead guitar
  • Ryan Joseph - fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals
  • Bruce Rutherford - drums
  • Joey Schmidt - keyboards
  • Roger Wills - bass guitar

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Awards and Achievements

American Music Awards

  • American Music Award for Favorite Country Single 1993; "Chattahoochee"
  • 1993 Favorite Country Album - "A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)"

Academy of Country Music

  • 1990 Top New Male Vocalist
  • 1991 Album of the Year - "Don't Rock the Jukebox"
  • 1991 Single of the Year - "Don't Rock the Jukebox"
  • 1993 Album of the Year - "A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)"
  • 1993 Single of the Year - "Chattahoochee"
  • 1994 Top Male Vocalist
  • 1995 Top Male Vocalist
  • 2001 Single of the Year - "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
  • 2001 Song of the Year - "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
  • 2001 Top Male Vocalist
  • 2002 Album of the Year - "Drive"
  • 2002 Video of the Year - "Drive (For Daddy Gene)"
  • 2003 Single of the Year - "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
  • 2003 Vocal Event of the Year with Jimmy Buffett - "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
  • 2018 Cliffie Stone Icon Award

Billboard Music Awards

  • 2014 Top Christian Album - "Precious Memories Volume II"

Country Music Association

  • 1992 Music Video of the Year - "Midnight in Montgomery"
  • 1993 Music Video of the Year - "Chattahoochee"
  • 1993 Single of the Year - "Chattahoochee"
  • 1993 Vocal Event of the Year - "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair"
  • 1994 Song of the Year with Jim McBride - "Chattahoochee"
  • 1995 Entertainer of the Year
  • 2000 Vocal Event of the Year - "Murder on Music Row"
  • 2002 Album of the Year - "Drive"
  • 2002 Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 2002 Entertainer of the Year
  • 2002 Single of the Year - "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
  • 2002 Song of the Year - "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
  • 2003 Entertainer of the Year
  • 2003 Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 2003 Vocal Event of the Year with Jimmy Buffett - "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"

Grammy Awards

  • 2002 Best Country Song - "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" 
  • 2011 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals- "As She's Walking Away", with Zac Brown Band 

ICM Awards

  • 2014 Man Stream Country Male Artist of the Year 

ASCAP Awards

  • 2014 Country Music Award for Heritage Award

Golden Boot Awards

  • 2014 Album of the Year - "The Bluegrass Album"

Alan Jackson wife

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Who is Alan Jackson Married to?

Alan Jackson is a married singer. He tied a knot with his high school sweetheart, Denise Jackson, on 15th December 1979. Denise is an author with great insight into the hearts and minds of children and their grief experience. The pair is blessed with three daughters: Mattie Denise Selecman (born 19th June 1990), Alexandra Jane "Ali" (born 23rd August 1993), and Dani Grace (born 28th August 1997). Although the couple separated for several months in 1998 due to the strains of Jackson's career as well as his infidelity, they have since reconciled. Regarding his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Alan Jackson family

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How much is Alan Jackson Net Worth?

Alan Jackson has a net worth of $95 million as of 2021 whereas he also earns a fine amount of salary which is around $43,812.79 per day, $1,825.53 per hour, and $30.43 per minute. In June 2009, Jackson listed his 135-acre (0.55 km2) estate just outside Franklin, Tennessee, for sale, asking $38 million. The property sold in late May 2010 for $28 million, one of the highest prices ever for a home sale in the Nashville area. In 2010, after Jackson moved his estate just outside Franklin, the singer then moved into a home in the same Nashville suburb. The singer and his wife paid $3.675 million for the estate in June 2010, but less than a year later they listed the home for $3.995 million. Jackson has also signed a multimillion-dollar contract endorsement for "Ford Trucks" in 1992. In addition, his major source of income is from his singing career. 

What is the Height of Alan Jackson?

Alan Jackson is a handsome guy who stands at a tall height of 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm with a balanced bodyweight of 84 kg or 185 lbs. He has a square-shaped Jawline, a downward pointed nose, and towering height which attracted a lot of people towards him. Alan has blue eyes and blonde hair color. He is average by body build.

Did You Know?

  • In 2010, Alan was selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • He started working at a shoe store when he was twelve years old.
  • He has collaborated with Jeff Foxworthy.
  • He wrote his first song in 1983.
  • He is also known for wearing a mullet since his career debut in 1989.