With a long list of accolades, including numerous Grammy Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, membership in the Grand Ole Opry, and even entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson is a true giant of country music.
“Even though I’ve done a lot, I still don’t feel quite worthy. But I feel like it’s an honor to qualify for what it requires to be in here with these great people. I’ve always tried to make music the first priority – not being a star, not being in the spotlight, just trying to make music that I loved, that the fans like, and not compromise that to fit into something else,” Alan Jackson said of his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Alan Jackson is without a doubt a treasure of American country music. This gifted musician is also a lovely father and dedicated spouse, in addition to his musical abilities. Simply said, we never see that side of him.
But Alan Jackson always returns home to his wife and kid after a performance, tour, or interview because he wants them to know how much they mean to him. While other musicians like having “adventures” or meeting new ladies while touring, Jackson believes that such immoral activity is wrong and he holds himself to a higher standard.
While we always suspected that Jackson valued his family, now one of these three daughters has come forward to reveal her dad. In a tear-jerking Facebook post, she exposed her father for the honorable, amazing man he is while off stage.
Alan’s middle child Ali—short for Alexandria Jane Jackson—exposed a side of her father that few people are aware of. Ali began by noting that everyone recognizes Alan Jackson as a superb musician, an amazing lyricist, and a gifted vocalist, in a heartfelt ode to her father.
“The world sees you as follows: a great musician, an impressive song writer and a talented vocalist. I see you as: my best friend, the guy that taught me that how you treat people matters more than anything else and taught me just how to stand on my own two feet,” the 23-year old writes.
“You’re every daughter’s dream father. Thank you for raising us in a house filled with Jesus and music, and always making sure we knew whatever our dream was could be our reality.”
Alan Jackson has three children with his wife Denise, who also happens to be his high school sweetheart. Jackson credits Denise with launching his singing career “after a fateful meeting with none other than Glen Campbell,” the couple has been married for almost 40 years.
It is incredible that Alan Jackson has been able to influence so many people through his music while maintaining a tight bond with his wife and daughters. What an amazing man he must be to accomplish all of that and more.
Few musicians have matched Alan Jackson‘s achievements of selling over 80 million records, making his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame well-deserved. Alan Jackson went on to become one of the biggest performers in country music.
Jackson has “66 titles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks list,” according to Wikipedia. Six featured singles and 66 titles have produced 38 top-five singles and 35 number-one singles. Nine albums out of the 15 that made it onto the Billboard Top Country Albums chart had multi-platinum certifications.
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