If you are a country music fan, you probably know Alan Jackson‘s song “Drive,” which a sweet story-song about how vehicles can play a big part in the memories of children as they grow into adults. What many people don’t know is that the girls in the video are actually Alan Jackson’s daughters— Mattie, Alexandra, and Dani! Learn more about Alan and wife Denise Jackson’s three adult daughters below!
Alan Jackson’s Daughters: Mattie, Alexandra, & Dani
Mattie Denise Jackson Selecman (born June 19, 1990)
Mattie is a certified sommelier and once owned a wine bar in Nashville. She also has a degree in creative writing from the University of Tennesee. Tragically, she lost her husband of less than a year, Ben Selecman, in September 2018 after he suffered a traumatic brain injury while on vacation in Florida. Despite her grief, Mattie is pushing forward and has dedicated herself to helping others. Mattie and her friend Brooke Tometich started a venture dubbed “NaSHEville” in order to help women and children in need— specifically orphans, widows, and trafficked women. Learn more here.
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Today would have been Mattie and Ben’s 2 year wedding anniversary. He passed away 3 weeks before their 1 year anniversary. In true Mattie fashion she is praising God for the sweetest memories and knowing that even though they aren’t together on earth anymore, that her handsome groom is in the most glorious place right now! 💗 💗 “Two years ago today was greater and fuller than I ever could have imagined. You brought joy, passion, and fervor for life like no one else I’ve ever known. In just a year we walked out every bit of better or worse, sickness and health, and I’d walk it a thousand times over knowing how it would end just to get to relive this day, and many others, with you @bselecman21 . Hurting huge but praising God for every moment of your love today. Until next time, General 🥂😘” -Mattie . . The best way we know how to celebrate not only this incredible love but our 1 year anniversary of NaSHEville coming up is to attend our event this Sunday the 13th! All donations and silent audition items will be benefitting @modernwidowsclub 💗 tickets are on eventbrite! We hope to see you! 🥂🚘🎸 . . . #NaSHEville #nashvilleblogger #shesinthecity #modernwidowsclub #nashvilleevents
Alexandra Jane Jackson (born August 23, 1993)
Alexandra aka “Ali” and Alan have especially close relationship, check out what she wrote about her famous father back in 2017 in honor of his Country Music Hall of Fame induction.
“The world sees you as follows: a great musician, an impressive song writer and a talented vocalist. I see you as: my best friend, the guy that taught me that how you treat people matters more than anything else and taught me just how to stand on my own two feet,” Ali shared. “You’re every daughter’s dream father. Thank you for raising us in a house filled with Jesus and music, and always making sure we knew whatever our dream was could be our reality.”
In a 2011 interview with The Boot, Alan predicated that Ali would be the most likely out of his three daughters to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Dani Grace Jackson (born August 28, 1997)
Since she was a child, Dani has had an eye for fashion. Not much is known about the youngest child of Alan and Denise, but she does periodically attend events with her family.