Country music icon Alan Jackson, 63, is best known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds while also writing many of his own hit songs. So far, he has recorded 16 studio albums, three greatest hits albums, two Christmas albums, and two gospel albums.
Watch the videos about his life and family and learn more about the prolific singer-songwriter through this collection of Alan Jackson facts below!
Alan Jackson Interesting Facts Video
Learn more about his wife and daughters by watching the Family Journey video and see a listing of interesting facts below.
Alan Jackson’s Family Journey Video
20 Interesting Alan Jackson Facts
1) Alan Eugene Jackson was born October 17, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia. He is currently 63 years old.
2) His parents are Joseph Eugene “Daddy Gene” Jackson (1927–2000) and Ruth Musick “Mama Ruth” Jackson (1930–2017).
3) The Georgia native’s favorite sandwich is a pineapple and mayonnaise sandwich.
4) Jackson’s custom made red boots from his “Chattahoochee” music video are his most beloved pair.
5) His choice cowboy hat is the Stetson Rancher “Silver Belly.” He once tried to switch to rocking a black hat, but his wife Denise advised against it.
6) The 1955 Thunderbird convertible was his very first car. Denise later tracked down and purchased his original Thunderbird as a gift to her husband.
7) Actor Clint Eastwood and actress Jodi Foster top his favorite movie star list.
8) His favorite self-penned song is “Home.”
9) Jackson’s childhood home was built around his grandfather’s old tool shed.
10) At just 12-years-old, the future country star took his first job at a shoe store.
11) Above all, he wants to be remembered most for his songwriting.
12) Alan met his future wife Denise Jackson as a teen at their local Dairy Queen.
13) When he first arrived in Nashville, Jackson worked in The Nashville Network’s mailroom.
14) “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell himself helped Jackson launch his country music career.
15) Alan is a member of the Grand Ole Opry
16) He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 22, 2017 by Loretta Lynn.
17) Alan Jackson has achieved 35 #1 country hits on the Billboard Music charts
18) He has recorded and released 16 studio albums
19) Alan is a highly award Country artist with 2 Grammy Awards, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards
20) He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018