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Originally posted 05/21/2015 06:20PM
Few things make young cowboy JoshuaJohn Waldrop happier than listening to Alan Jackson's "I'll Fly Away" with his family.
Originally posted 04/14/2015 05:25PM
Right now, "Uptown Funk!" is dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but not too far down the list is Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time" sitting pretty at 23.
Originally posted 10/23/2014 03:00PM
For more than two hours Wednesday night, Alan Jackson took his Nashville audience on a musical journey through his 25-year multi-platinum career.
Originally posted 10/20/2014 08:00AM
The year was 1989: Alan Jackson was an unknown singer from Newnan, Georgia, on a brand-new label in Nashville, and excited to be releasing his first single and getting ready to go on his first tour as a signed artist.
Originally posted 10/09/2014 12:00PM
Alan Jackson usually lets his music do the talking, but that wasn't the case Wednesday night at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The typically taciturn and always-humble superstar revealed the memories, personal details and inspiration behind almost two dozen of his most beloved songs.
Originally posted 09/11/2014 03:00PM
It was just supposed to be the grand opening of Nashville's newest restaurant and live music club. But guests to the VIP party at the Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday night got a whole lot more than that.
Originally posted 08/28/2014 01:40PM
Who needs a garage sale when the Country Music Hall of Fame wants your old stuff?
Originally posted 06/08/2014 01:30PM
When George Strait says goodbye, he makes quite the party out of it.
Originally posted 02/22/2010 04:40PM
Mattie Jackson grew up watching her country star dad, Alan Jackson, from the wings – but now the 19-year-old is taking an active role in her dad's career.
When the country singer asked for input on a video for his new song, "It's Just That Way," the teen penned a whimsical script showing a topsy-turvy world where the moon rises in the morning and boats float down the street. "I figured my dad would be like, 'Well that's great but we'll do something else,' " says Mattie.
Instead, Jackson's music label loved the idea and signed her up as the scriptwriter. "It's cool that I actually kind of get to contribute a little bit," the modest teen tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 11/03/2008 11:00AM
Some of country's biggest stars lauded their own "singer of simple songs" Thursday night at a taping for CMT Giants honoring Alan Jackson.
"He has one of the greatest country voices we've ever had," Martina McBride told PEOPLE about Jackson, who has sold more than 50 million albums and has had 33 No.-1 hits. "He writes about what he lives. He's just the real deal."
Brad Paisley kicked off the tribute with a rendition of Jackson's hit "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere," and George Strait brought the audience at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to its feet with his version of "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," a song Jackson wrote after 9/11 in which he declares "I'm just a singer of simple songs/I'm not a real political man."
The 6'4'' singer joked to the crowd that when CMT first approached him about doing Giants, "I thought it was 'cause I was so tall!"
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