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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We have some new followers so we want to introduce ourselves to those that are just joining the fun! ✨💗 We are Brooke + Mattie and we are the founders of NaSHEville! Brooke is all things indoor and takes extra cream in her coffee and Mattie is all things outdoor and drinks hers black. We are opposites in just about every way except for our love for Jesus, big hair and our core missions! Brooke is an adoptive momma and Mattie is a widow of almost 2 years. Mattie’s late husband, Ben, is the reason we got introduced to the major fight against human trafficking. He was an attorney at the DA’s office and devoted his life to helping survivors get back on their feet. When we decided to start this brand we knew God called us to take care of orphans and widows but knew 0 about widowhood at 28/30 years old. He took the time to introduce us to all the incredible men and women in the anti trafficking world and now we get to honor his legacy every single day. It still blows our mind how God orchestrated this business before Ben’s tragic accident. We wanted a company that would bring together women of all ages, colors, sizes and backgrounds to celebrate sisterhood and give back to things that the Lord calls us to. We did NOT want to be a political group. It is very important to us to shine light on things that unite us instead of divide us. This virus has put a little bit of a damper on how we are able to give back and help so many in need. For those of you that have followed us since we launched Oct 30, 2018 you know we hit the ground running with at least one event per month that brings in money or products for our partners. We also give back a portion of all of our sales to these organizations as well. We will be introducing some ways (along with buying our clothes) that you can give back and participate online. This is such a crazy and new time for all of us but we know that what God puts his hand on NOTHING can harm. So we are taking deep breaths and so grateful for all of you that have and continue to support this brand! We are hopeful for the future but ready to get to work on the present! Stay tuned here and make sure you sign up for our newsletter! ❌⭕️
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.