Alan Jackson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Movies Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1958, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Jackson, the son of a motor mechanic, had a love of gospel music through church and his family. His roots can be heard in ‘Home’ (written for Mother’s Day), ‘Chattahoochee’ and his tribute to Hank Williams, ‘Midnight In Montgomery’. He has also revived several songs from his youth including Eddie Cochran’s ‘Summertime Blues’ and a joint composition from Roger Miller and George Jones, ‘Tall Tall Trees’. Jackson worked in various trades before moving to Nashville in 1986, with his wife Denise, to try and succeed as a country performer. Through a chance meeting with Glen Campbell, he gained an audition with his publishing company, and became the first artist to be signed to Arista Records’ Nashville division. He wrote most of his debut album, Here In The Real World, which remained on the US country album chart for over a year. ‘Blue Blooded Woman’ was an...

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