Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson
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Alan Jackson
Music: North side of the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Country Musician | Singer | Songwriter
Born Oct. 17, 1958 in Newnan, GA

The tall, lanky singer-songwriter has been one of country music’s most dependable hit makers ever since he made his first appearance in the genre’s top 10 with his 1990 single “Here in the Real World.” Over the years, his subsequent chart toppers have included “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Gone Country” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” — his beverage-quaffing celebration with Jimmy Buffett.

He had a commercial breakthrough to a broader mainstream audience with his artfully crafted response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning,” which won him a Grammy Award for best country song. His no-nonsense songwriting and vocal delivery have made him a favorite of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Fogerty, among others.

Jackson also has charted a couple of moving odes to his late father — “Drive for Daddy Gene” and “Small Town Southern Man” — and earned critical acclaim for his 2006 album produced by bluegrass queen Alison Krauss, “Like Red on a Rose,” for its atmospheric look at the joys of aging gracefully.

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