Alan Eugene Jackson is an American country music singer known for songs such as "Where Were You?" and "Remember When." He was born on October 17, 1958, in Newnan, Georgia, to Ruth Musick and Joseph Eugene Jackson. Jackson grew up singing gospel music in church and at home with his family, performing his first song at church as a young boy. At the age of twelve, he began working at a local shoe store. In 1983, Jackson wrote his first song and established a band during high school.
At the age of 27, Jackson moved to Nashville to dedicate himself fully to his music career. During the early 1980s, Jackson held various odd jobs such as a car salesman, construction worker, and forklift operator at K-Mart. While he was working, he played the local club circuit with his band, Dixie Steel.
As a teenager, Jackson performed locally as part of a country duo. Then, he left school to work, and he married his high school sweetheart, Denise, who worked as an airline stewardess. On December 15, 1979, he married Denise Jackson, and the couple has three children together; Alexandre Jane, born on August 23, 1993, Mattie Denise, born on June 19, 1990, and Dani Grace, born on August 28, 1977.
Jackson caught his big break when his wife, Denise, found country music star Glen Campbell waiting for a flight and gave him a copy of her husband's demo tape. Campbell provided her with contact information for his music publishing company, and the Jacksons soon moved to Nashville. Campbell's company suggested that Alan take a year to refine his songwriting. Jackson found a job at The Nashville Network as a staff writer. At night, he performed in Nashville clubs and recorded a demo with songwriter/producer Keith Stegall. In 1989, Jackson became the first artist signed to Arista's new country division, Arista Nashville.
Jackson released his first album in 1990, titled Here in the Real World. This first album became a platinum-selling hit with songs like "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," "Wanted," and "I'd Love You All Over Again." Jackson released his second album in 1991, titled Don't Rock the Jukebox. This album's title track was a number one smash that year. The record produced more number one hits like "Someday," "Dallas," and "Love's Got a Hold on You." It also contained one of Jackson's signature songs, "Midnight in Montgomery," which told the story of a visit to Hank Williams' grave.
|Birth Date:||17 Oct, 1958|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Newnan High School|
|Description:||American recording artist; country singer|
|Net Worth 2020:||95 million|
|Net Worth 2021:||150 million|