One upon a time, country music icon Alan Jackson and his wife Denise raised their three daughters in a mansion partially inspired by Gone With the Wind’s Tara plantation. The stately 18,622-square-foot home dubbed “Sweetbriar” sits upon 135 acres of land in Franklin, Tennessee.
In 2010, the Jackson family sold the impressive property featuring a 10-acre lake, boathouse, swimming pool, barn, separate 20-car garage, and other top-notch amenities for $28 million. Although, the country music singer-songwriter and his loved ones no longer resides in this slice of rural paradise— it’s still fun to take a virtual tour of the place!
Um, wow. It would be really hard to part with this estate! While the majority of us will never live like Alan Jackson, we can still enjoy his artistry for a lot less coin! Be sure to catch the Georgia native on his current Honky Tonk Highway Tour.
Honky Tonk Highway Tour Schedule
Wright State University Nutter Center
BMO Harris Bank Center
PPG Paints Arena
Royal Farms Arena
Times Union Center
Live Oak, FL
Suwannee River Jam
Mid-Fla Credit Union Amphitheater
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheater
Orange Beach, AL
Central Point, OR
Country Crossings Music Festival
Mountain Home, ID
Mountain Home Country Music Festival
Oro-Medonte, Ont, Canada
Boots & Hearts Music Fest
Bank of NH Pavilion
N. Charleston Coliseum
If you haven’t viewed it yet, Jackson gives fans an intimate look into his 59 years on this planet via his “The Older I Get” music video released in November. In the clip, fans can spot highlights from Jackson’s storied country music career as well as his personal life.
“This song reflects a lot of how I feel these days,” Jackson says of the song, written by Adam Wright, Hailey Whitters and Sarah Allison Turner. “It’s a good song; I really liked it, but the message was a little different when I first heard it. I thought maybe it could be a little more positive about being older and wiser and more content, so they rewrote a few things, and this is how it ended up.”
The reflective ballad is filled with the revelations and realizations that can only come from a life well-lived, and the words and melody create an instant image of Jackson’s own place in life and country music.
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