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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

"Alan Eugene Jackson" (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s.

Jackson is originally from Newnan, Georgia. He previously worked in The Nashville Network's mailroom.

Jackson's wife Denise got him connected to Glen Campbell, who helped him jumpstart his career.

His first album, 1989's ''Here in the Real World'', was a major hit, as was his second (1991) album, ''Don't Rock the Jukebox''. His 1992 release, ''A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)'' was a smash success, spawning five major singles with "Chattahoochee" being the most enduring and successful. After a few more hit albums, Jackson again rocketed to fame with "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," a song about the September 11, 2001 attacks, which became a hit single and briefly propelled him into the mainstream spotlight; the song was even the subject of parody on the popular animated series ''South Park'', in the episode "A Ladder To Heaven".

Although Jackson has been characterized as a commercialized "hat act", his influences go deep into the roots of country music and his son...

Born October 17, 1958
Origin Newnan, Georgia
Instruments Guitar
Genre Country music
Occupation Country music singer and songwriter
Years active 1989—present
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