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Alan Jackson

Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 15 studio albums, three Greatest Hits albums, two Christmas albums, two Gospel albums and several compilations.

Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, with more than 50 of his singles having appeared on Billboard's list of the "Top 30 Country Songs". Of Jackson's entries, 35 were number-one hits, with 50 in the Top 10. He is the recipient of 2 Grammys, 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.

In August 2014 the Country Music Hall of Fame opened an exhibit celebrating Jackson’s 25 years in the music industry. It was also announced that he was an artist in residency as well, performing shows on October 8 and 22. The exhibit highlights the different milestones in his career with memorabilia collected over the years. His 25th Anniversary "Keeping It Country" Tour began January 8, 2015, in Estero, FL.


Press Reports

by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey  |  September 13, 2018

Alan Jackson’s Son-in-Law Ben Selecman Dies From Injuries After Boating Accident

Alan Jackson’s son-in-law, Ben Selecman, 28, died on Sept. 12 after suffering “severe injuries during a boating accident,” according to the Nashville District Attorney’s Office, where Ben was an assistant DA.


WSMV-TV reporter Jimmy Carter reported the news via Facebook.


The Davidson Country DA issued the following statement: “The District Attorney’s Office is saddened to announce the passing of Assistant DA Ben Selecman. General Selecman suffered severe injuries during a boating accident and passed away on September 12. He was 28-years-old. District Attorney Glenn Funk said the DA’s Office is thankful for every day that Ben had the opportunity to serve the people of Davidson County. Our prayers are with Ben’s family. He will be truly missed.”

Ben married Alan’s oldest daughter, Mattie, this summer.

The wedding was chronicled by Southern Bride, with Mattie telling the outlet: “Ben will tell you we first met at a mutual friend’s wedding, but I just remember dancing with a cute guy and never thinking about him after. We reconnected 2 years later while he spent a summer clerking for a judge in Nashville during law school. He asked me out and I said no, but he didn’t give up. Three months later, he called. I finally relented, so he drove almost 4 hours just for dinner and we’ve talked every day since. He pursued me until I finally saw the handsome, outgoing, Godly guy I needed. After deciding we were meant for forever, he took me on a picnic on the Old Historic Natchez Trace, where we enjoyed incredible wine, cheese, dancing and the most romantic proposal.”

by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey  |  July 10, 2018

Remember When Trendsetter Alan Jackson Invested in a Lower Broadway Bar in 2014?

News came down the pike on July 9 that Luke Bryan will be the next country star to open a venue on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.


The eventual opening of Luke’s 32 Bridge Kitchen + Drink will follow a number of established artist-invested venues, including Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House, John Rich’s Redneck Riviera, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red and Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar.


However, trendsetter Alan Jackson really got the ball rolling in 2014 when he became the majority owner of Acme Feed & Seed.


“I always wanted a bar to call home, especially on Lower Broadway after it became a place to go and after all of the clean up down there,” says Alan. “It’s a good place to go and hear good country music. I just love that part of Nashville and its history and how that was some of the ground work for country music in Nashville -

like backstage at the Ryman and those places and Tootsies, other places like that. I saw it changing and growing with the tourists, and I didn’t want it to lose that quality that it had of where real country music was played.”


In 2016, Alan opened another Lower Broadway venue, AJ’s Good Time Bar, which is the only venue 100 percent owned by an artist on Lower Broadway. The four-level building boasts more than 6,000-square-feet of good timin’ fun, including a honky-tonk on the first floor, a man cave on the second floor, a fishing-themed third level (the bar is a replica of AJ’s Hullbilly boat from his “5 O’clock Somewhere” video) and a rooftop bar. The venue also sports wall-to-wall memorabilia from throughout Alan’s career, televisions for watching the big games, stages for live performances and a karaoke bar.

“My goal and motive was just to do what George Jones had always told me, and that’s just to keep it country,” Alan says. “That’s keeping it country down on Broadway and some of the history of where it all started.”

Take a look inside AJ’s Good Time Bar below:

by Lisa Konicki | @LisaKon127  |  January 26, 2017

Alan Jackson Remembers His Little Buddy Joshua John “JDub” Waldrop

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Joshua John “JDub” Waldrop—a young boy that Alan Jackson befriended in 2015—who passed away on Jan. 24 after battling cancer.


Alan met JDub, who was 5 years old at the time and one of his biggest fans, in 2015 when he became aware that the little boy was battling Stage 4 hepatoblastoma—liver and lung cancer. The superstar arranged for little JDub to be picked up and driven to the Country Music Hall of Fame where the two met and sang together.


Alan took to his Twitter account to say goodbye to the little guy with a video post of the two jamming to the song “I’ll Fly Away,” and a caption that read, “My little buddy JDub flew up to heaven. We will always remember this day. Sending his family prayers for peace & comfort.”


Nash Country Daily was there when Alan and JDub met at the Hall of Fame in June 2015 and we offer a look back at that special day in remembrance of JDub.

NCD offers our deepest condolences to JDub’s family and friends, including Alan.

by Lisa Konicki | July 15, 2016

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and ... Alan Jackson Get New Honor???

It may seem like an odd fit but country superstar and traditionalist Allan Jackson will be part of a new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit. Say what?


Alan will be the only country artist, among 50 musical artists, that will be featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's new exhibit, Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics. The new exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio, highlights moments where music and American history have crossed paths over the past few decades.



The guitar that Alan played onstage at the 2001 CMA Awards show in Nashville, where he performed «Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)» - inspired by the events of the 9/11 terrorist attack - will be featured in the exhibit along with the song's handwritten lyrics. Alan's items will be alongside articles for artists such as Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, U2's Bono, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder.

The exhibit is now open and will remain open through Nov. 27. It will then be moved to the Newseum In Washington, D.C..

by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | june 8, 2016

Alan Jackson Overcome With Emotion While Singing «Home» at Nashville Performance

Alan Jackson treated fans to a special Acme Unplugged acoustic show at Nashville's Acme Feed 6 Seed on June 7.


Alan played more than 20 of his favorite tunes for the intimate crowd, often engaging with the fans and telling many of the stories behind the songs he had written, including «Chasin' That Neon Rainbow», «Wanted», «Here in the Real World», "Don't Rock the Jukebox» and more.


Alan kicked of the performance with «Home», a song he wrote for his mother that appeared on his 1990 debut album, Here in the real World.

«I moved to Nashville in 1985 - my wife, Denise, and I - to get into the music business» said Alan prior to playing «Home». «It was the first time I had moved away from Georgia, I was homesick, didn't know anybody, trying to get into the music business. Denis was a flight attendant, gone all the time. The first Mother's Day came up after I had moved away from home. I was homesick and I wrote this song [«Home»] for my mama. It was just a true story about her and my daddy starting out as young kids ... when they got married, they lived in a 12 by 1 toolshed, and that's where they started their lives. They started adding on to that toolshed and it became their home. That's where I was raised and grew up, until I moved to Nashville, pretty much. My mama's 86 and she still lives there in that house».


During the song, Alan was overcome with emotion. It was a touching moment that you can watch in the video above.

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