Alan Jackson is an American-born country musician and two-time Grammy winner. Jackson is known for writing most of his songs and has numerous albums with 66 tracks that made it to the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts and 35 albums that topped the charts. With 9 of Jackson’s multi-platinum albums, Alan Jackson has sold well over 60 million records worldwide.
In addition to his stunning commercial success, Jackson has also received much recognition, including 2 Grammy awards and several other accolades. The icon of country music has achieved legendary status by being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017 and 2018.
Alan Jackson’s Bio, Age
Alan Eugene Jackson was born in Newnan, Georgia on October 17, 1958, the son of Ruth Musick and Joseph Eugene Jackson. He grew up together with 4 older siblings. He received his early education at Elm Street Elementary, then studied at Newnan High School in Coweta County, Georgia. The young Alan joined his church choir at an early age, where he developed an interest in gospel music. After graduating, he formed a music band, but it was not successful.
In 1985 Alan Jackson moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a full-time career in the music industry. There he was signed to the Nashville arm of Arista Records. In 1990 Jackson released his first studio album Here in the Real World, which included his first number one hit “I’d Love You All Over Again” as well as two other top-five hits. This was followed by an even more successful second album “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” (1991), which contained 4 number 1 hits. The talented artist produced more and more hit albums in the ’90s and as a songwriter, he worked with several important artists. Despite an overwhelming threat of pop and rock in the late 90s, Alan Jackson remained true to the traditional country sound.
In 2002, the talented singer received his first Grammy Award for his 2001 hit single “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” from his 10th album Drive (2002). In 2006 he returned to his gospel roots when he released the gospel album Precious Memories, his thirteenth album. He also released the 14th studio album “Like Red on a Rose” (2006), which contained a more mature contemporary/folkloric sound. In contrast to his earlier releases, the album could only reach gold status, as fans criticized Jackson’s departure from the traditional country sound. Alan Jackson finally returned to his country roots for his 15th album Good Time (2008), which was very successful and went platinum.
In 2011 Jackson received a 2nd Grammy Award for his collaboration with the Zac Brown Band for the hit single “As She’s Walking Away”. The multi-talented singer received the “Billboard Top Christian Album 2014” award for his second gospel album “Precious Memories Volume II”. In August 2014, the country music veteran was honored with a special exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame to commemorate his 25 years of musical achievement. In addition to 2 Grammy Awards, Alan Jackson has received 16 awards from the Country Music Association (CMA), 17 awards from the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and several other honors.
Alan Jackson is credited with being one of the most bankable artists of his generation. With 9 of his over 20 albums reaching platinum status and over 60 million records sold worldwide, Jackson is definitely one of the best-selling artists in country music history. The two-time Grammy winner currently has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Alan Jackson also has a number of famous names in his extended family. He is the uncle of his fellow countryman, the songwriter, and singer Adam Wright. Wright is one half of the country music duo “The Wrights”, which he founded together with his wife Sharon. The Wrights worked with Jackson on his album What I Do (2004).
In addition to his flourishing music career, Alan Jackson has also had good experiences on the home front. The country music legend is currently married to his high school love and wife of almost 4 decades – Denise Jackson. The couple entered into the covenant of marriage on December 15, 1979, at Newnan Baptist Church in their hometown of Newnan, Georgia. Six years later, the young couple moved to Nashville, where Denise Jackson is said to have helped her husband get his first record deal.
The couple has three children together. Their first daughter, Mattie Denise, was born on June 19, 1990. On August 23, 1993, the couple welcomed their second daughter, Alexandra Jane, and their third daughter, Dani Grace, was born on August 28, 1997. Jackson’s wife and daughters can be seen on several of his music videos.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Alan Jackson stands at an impressive height of 193 cm (6 feet 4 inches). The country music legend has a slender physique with a bodyweight of 89 kg (195 lbs). He has blue eyes and blond hair.