Alan Jackson Similar Artists

George Strait - 100% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1952, Poteet, Texas, USA. Country superstar George Strait is a throwback to the 50s honky-tonk sound of country music. He uses twin fiddles and steel guitar and his strong, warm delivery is similar to that of his idols Merle Haggard and Lefty Frizzell. He has made no secret of his influences, recording a fine tribute to Frizzell, ‘Lefty’s Gone’.

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Brooks & Dunn - 94% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful country duo comprises Kix Brooks (Leon Eric Brooks, 12 May 1955, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) and Ronnie Gene Dunn (b. 1 June 1953, Coleman, Texas, USA). As an adolescent, Brooks lived close to Johnny Horton and sang with Horton’s daughter. He moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter, co-writing a US country number 1 by John Conlee (&# Read more

Toby Keith - 81% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Toby Keith Covel, 8 July 1961, Elk Town, Clinton, Oklahoma, USA. This highly popular honky-tonk country artist grew up on an Oklahoma farm listening to his father’s favourite, Bob Wills, and finding his own hero in Merle Haggard. He tested broncs and bulls for a rodeo during his summers in high school. Oil was found in Elk Town and Keith worked as a roughneck and then a Read more

Alabama - 69% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Statistically the biggest US country rock act of the 80s and 90s, Alabama’s origins can be traced back to Fort Payne in northern Alabama. The band was originally formed in 1969 as Young Country by cousins Randy Owen (14 December 1949, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; vocals/guitar) and Teddy Gentry (b. 22 January 1952, Fort Payne, Alabama, USA; bass/vocals), with Jeff Cook (b. Read more

Brad Paisley - 69% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 October 1972, Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA. Singer-songwriter Paisley is widely acknowledged by the US country scene as one of his generation’s leading new traditionalists. His talent was apparent from an early age. Before becoming a teenager Paisley was singing in his local church, and playing alongside his guitar teacher Clarence ‘Hank’ Goddard in the fo Read more

Randy Travis - 68% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina, USA. The second of the six children of Harold and Bobbie Rose Traywick, this singer-songwriter shows in his style and delivery the heavy influence of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard. His father, a builder, was a country music fanatic who even built a music room complete with stage onto the Travis’ house just Read more

Tim McGraw - 62% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Timothy Smith, 1 May 1967, Delhi, Louisiana, USA. This highly popular country singer was raised in Start, Louisiana, and is the son of Frank Edwin ‘Tug’ McGraw, a noted left-handed relief pitcher for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, who retired in 1984 after a 19-year major league baseball career. Tim began his musical career singing in local clu Read more

Travis Tritt - 61% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Travis Tritt, 9 February 1963, Marietta, Georgia, USA. Tritt started writing songs and playing honky tonks and beer joints when he was about 14 years old. One of his songs is called ‘Son Of The New South’, and his US country hit ‘Put Some Drive Into Your Country’ includes the lines, ‘I made myself a promise when I was just a kid/I’d mix So Read more

Trace Adkins - 60% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 January 1962, Sarepta, Louisiana, USA. Before entering the entertainment world and the Nashville music community, Trace Adkins was employed as an oil-rigger. What some critics have labelled his ‘blue-collar authenticity’ was first conveyed to audiences on the honky-tonk circuit on his evenings off work. This eventually led him to Nashville and a meeting with Sco Read more

John Michael Montgomery - 59% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 January 1965, Danville, Kentucky, USA. Montgomery arrived on the country music scene in 1993 with a debut album, Life’s A Dance, that became the only million-seller on the country charts by a new artist that year. Its title track was a number 4 hit single and ‘I Love The Way You Love Me’ topped the Billboard country chart. The follow-up, Kickin’ It Up, Read more

Kenny Chesney - 56% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Arnold Chesney, 26 March 1968, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. A handsome country singer-songwriter specializing in heartfelt ballads, Chesney has earned a reputation as a genial and hard-working traditional artist. In 1994, he made his debut for Capricorn Records with a self-titled collection that established him as a competent writer, though one lacking the unique quali Read more

Garth Brooks - 53% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Troyal Garth Brooks, 7 February 1962, Yukon, Oklahoma, USA. Brooks’ mother, country singer Colleen Carroll (b. 1929, d. 7 August 1999), appeared on the Ozark Jubilee and recorded for Capitol Records. Brooks won an athletic scholarship in Oklahoma and entertained in clubs at night. He preferred music and was soon playing full-time. While having a club residency, he learn Read more

Tracy Lawrence - 53% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1968, Atlanta, Texas, USA. The son of a banker, Lawrence was raised in Foreman, Arkansas, and sang in the church choir. He started working in honky tonks when he was 17 years old and moved to Nashville in 1990. He recorded his first album and the future looked bright until, on May 31 1991, he and his girlfriend were accosted by four thugs in a hotel parking lot. H Read more

Montgomery Gentry - 50% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This raucous honky-tonk duo comprises Eddie Montgomery (Gerald Edward Montgomery, 30 September 1963, Lancaster, Kentucky, USA; vocals/guitar) and Troy Gentry (b. 5 April 1967, Lexington, Kentucky, USA; vocals/guitar). Eddie is the brother of country star, John Michael Montgomery. Their parents toured as Harold Montgomery And The Kentucky River Express and when Eddie was 13, Read more

Clint Black - 48% match to Alan Jackson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 February 1962, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Black was born in New Jersey when his father was working there, but the family soon headed back to their home of Houston, Texas. Black was playing the harmonica at the age of 13 and the guitar at 15. He spent several years playing country music in Houston clubs, and his career took off when he met local musician Hayden Nicholas. Read more


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