Alan Jackson performed at the Houston Rodeo on Mar 11, 2017.
Alan Jackson became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 90s. He is originally from Newnan, Georgia. He previously worked in The Nashville Network's mailroom. His wife, Denise, got him connected to Glen Campbell, who helped him jumpstart his career.
His first album, 1990's "Here in the Real World," was a major hit, as was his second album "Don't Rock the Jukebox." His 1992 release, "A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)" was a smash success, spawning five major singles with "Chattahoochee" being the most enduring and successful. After a few more hit albums, Jackson again rocketed to fame with "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," a song about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It became a hit single and briefly propelled him into the mainstream spotlight.
Alan Jackson's influences go deep into the roots of country music and his songs have been recorded by some of the greats like Charley Pride, who recorded "Here In the Real World." Jackson has been credited for popularizing a Neotraditional Country sound.
Academy of Country Music Awards - Top New Male Vocalist 1990, Single Record of the Year, "Don't Rock the Jukebox" 1991, Album of the Year, Don't Rock the Jukebox 1991, Single Record of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1993; "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" 2002, Album of the Year, A Lot About Livin' (And A Little 'bout Love) 1993, Male Vocalist of the Year 1994 and 1995, All time winner: Single of the Year 2005.