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 are Mattie + Brooke. 👩🏻👩🏼 We are both born and raised in Nashville and both attended UT Knox! We couldn’t be more opposite if we tried but our common love of Jesus, Women’s ministry, and our hometown makes everything just click! We started this brand 2 years ago this month. Mattie is a retired sommelier and had just sold her restaurant and was looking for a way to write and minister to women after working with an almost all female staff. Brooke is a retired hairstylist and had just decided to pursue other passions outside of a career in network marketing and was looking for a way to design and minister to women after working with almost all females all over the world. Brooke is an adoptive mom and wanted to find a way to give back to orphans. We went straight to scripture and found that God commands us to take care of both orphans and widows. We didn’t know much about the needs of widows but if it was good enough for God, it was good enough for us! Mattie’s husband Ben was an asst attorney at the DA’s office and told us of the great problem of human trafficking right here in Nashville. He hooked us up with all the right organizations and our 3rd mission was solidified. Orphans/Vulnerable children (@loveoneint as our main partner for vulnerable children and all nashville agencies for orphans/foster care) Widows (@modernwidowsclub partner), and Trafficked women (@endslaverytn our main partner). A few weeks later, Ben died in a tragic accident and Mattie became that 28 year old newlywed widow that so many never think about. We are all guilty of thinking of an older woman surrounded by her loved ones after a lifetime of memories. Only the Lord could have prepared and written a story where we get to personally have all of our missions touch every part of our life. As we approach our 2 year anniversary we stand in awe of our savior and how he has impacted so many lives through this brand. We are so excited for what the future holds and we are SO thankful to all of you who have and continue to support us! Let’s continue this movement to unite strong, gracious women to fight for each other’s accomplishments, dreams, and faiths with love! 💗
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.