Country music has a short list of the legendary greats who can virtually do no wrong. Though
many artists are constantly breaking out onto the scene, not all can capture and keep the attention of hard-core country music
fans. Thankfully, there are some artists who break through the mold and create complex country music that's sure to get your
boots tapping and your hands waving. One name near the top of that list is country superstar Alan Jackson, who has released
more than 30 No. 1 hits over his decades-long career.
Today, he continues to create great music and give his fans what
they really want—to see him performing live. He is currently on tour, promoting his first ever bluegrass album, entitled
simply The Bluegrass Album. It pays homage to his upbringing and the humble genre that often goes overlooked. He will be making
stops in Niagara Falls, San Antonio, Arlington, TX and many other cities around the country.
only is Alan Jackson a top-selling country artist who has maintained a huge career for more than two decades, but he has also
undergone other business ventures that contains his signature stamp. He has a collection of special edition CDs, cowboy style
shirts and T-shirts, baseball caps, home goods and even an old-fashioned rocking chair that contains a metal plate with his
signature on the headrest. The Alan Jackson Collection has become a huge hit at the restaurant's general store, with fans
wanting to own a piece of the Alan Jackson empire.
He also has a sponsorship deal with Ford Trucks. In his video for
the song "who's Cheatin' Who," he is behind the wheel of a "Big Foot" Ford F-150. The video also contained images of Ford's
five NASCAR vehicles. He also changed the lyrics of one of his songs for a commercial promoting the Ford F-series in a TV
About the Artist
Alan Jackson has become one of the most celebrated country stars in the world. Growing
up around gospel music, he had a strong connection to the genre. But as he got a little older, a friend introduced him to
artists like Gene Watson, John Anderson, Hank Williams, Jr. After graduating from high school, Jackson attempted to start
a band. The band was short-lived, but his dream became even bigger. He moved him and his wife Denise to Nashville, Tennessee
in hopes of someday landing a music contract.
He got a job in The Nashville Network's mailroom and after connecting
with legendary country singer Glen Campbell, Jackson was able to land a record deal with Arista Nashville. It wasn't long
before he was recording his first single. He released "Blue Blooded Woman" in 1989. And although it failed to reach the top
of the country charts, he soon landed a No. 3 spot on the charts with the 1990 single "Here in the Real World." His debut
album of the same name spawned two other chart-topping hits like "Wanted" and "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow." After the success
of his first album, the hits just kept coming. His next album, Don't Rock the Jukebox, yielded four No. 1 singles including
"Someday," "Dallas," "Love's Got a Hold on You" and "Midnight in Montgomery." In 1994, the singer won his first Country Music
Association Awards for and Single and Song of the Year. Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, the singer continued to have success
in the music business, racking up CMA Awards and topping the charts with his honky tonk-infused country music.
the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Jackson recorded the song "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," to honor those who
were killed or lost family members. The success of the single propelled Jackson into the mainstream and he became more than
a country star, he was a rock star. Since then, the singer has continued to have success in the world of country music and
beyond. He has a huge fan base and generally sells out venues where he performs. He has had an illustrious career that includes
15 studio albums, countless awards and a tremendous career that spans more than 25 years. He is currently on tour, promoting
his new album, The Bluegrass Album, which captures his roots and further proves his status as a top artist. There's not much
this singer/songwriter can't do, and you won't want to miss seeing him perform his signature songs and latest tunes live.
Many bands and artists find it difficult to break into the music business. They struggle
for years, touring relentlessly and hoping to catch the eye of a music producer or executive. But, for Alan Jackson, notoriety
and fame seemed to be a short journey. Although the singer did have to pay his dues working in The Nashville Network's mailroom,
Jackson became a hit with the release of his first album. Two songs from his debut album topped the charts, and with the release
of his second album, the artist became a sensation. The album, entitled, "Don't Rock the Jukebox," spawned four No. 1 hits,
propelling the singer into stardom. Since then, he has continued to maintain his status as a top dog in his genre, and beyond.
Alan Jackson knows how to put on a great show. From his dance-inducing, honky tonk songs to his
soul-stirring ballads, this world-renowned artist gives his fans what they want. Whether they're in their cowboy hats and
boots at an indoor concert or floating in the river at Aquapalooza, Jackson knows how to get his fans grooving to the music
and kicking up their heels.