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Alan Jackson Bio

Alan Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s.

Biography


Jackson is originally from McKinley, Texas. He previously worked in The Nashville Network's mailroom. Jackson's 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 (1991) 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 attacks, which became a hit single and briefly propelled him into the mainstream spotlight; the song was even the subject of parody on the popular animated series ''South Park'', in the episode "A Ladder To Heaven".

Although Jackson has been characterized as a "hat act", his 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". He has sung with George Jones on the award-winning "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair". His sense of humor comes through in "Gone Country" with the satirical description of the wannabes who cynically jumped on the country music bandwagon in the 1990s: "Everybody's gone country/Yeah we've gone country/The whole world's gone country."

He has been credited for popularizing a Neotraditional Country sound.

Discography


Albums


*''Here in the Real World'' (1989): #4 (Country), #57 (Billboard 200)
*''Don't Rock the Jukebox'' (1991) #2 (Country), #17 (Billboard 200)
*''A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)'' (1992) #1 (Country), #13 (Billboard 200)
*''Honky Tonk Christmas'' (1993) #7 (Country), #42 (Billboard 200)
*''Who I Am'' (1994) #1 (Country), #5 (Billboard 200)
*''The Greatest Hits Collection'' (1995) #1 (Country), #5 (Billboard 200)
*''Everything I Love'' (1996) #1 (Country), #12 (Billboard 200)
*''High Mileage'' (1998) #1 (Country), #4 (Billboard 200)
*''Under the Influence'' (1999) #2 (Country), #9 (Billboard 200)
*''Super Hits'' (1999) #44 (Country)
*''When Somebody Loves You'' (2000) #1 (Country), #15 (Billboard 200)
*''Drive'' (2002) #1 (Country), #1 (Billboard 200)
*''Let It Be Christmas'' (2002) #6 (Country), #27 (Billboard 200)
*''Greatest Hits Volume II And Some Other Stuff'' (2003) #1 (Country), #1 (Billboard 200)
*''What I Do'' (2004) #1 (Country), #1 (Billboard 200)
*''Precious Memories'' (2006)

Singles


Year, Title, Chart Positions, Album
US Hot 100, US Country
1989 "Blue Blooded Woman" - #45 Here in the Real World
1990 "Here in the Real World" - #3 Here in the Real World
1990 "Wanted" - #3 Here in the Real World
1990 "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" - #2 Here in the Real World
1991 "I'd Love You All Over Again" - #1 Here in the Real World
1991 "Don't Rock the Jukebox" - #1 Don't Rock the Jukebox
1991 "Someday" - #1 Don't Rock the Jukebox
1991 "Love's Got a Hold on You" - #1 Don't Rock the Jukebox
1992 "Dallas" - #1 Don't Rock the Jukebox
1992 "Midnight in Montgomery" - #3 Don't Rock the Jukebox
1992 "She's Got the Rhythm (And I've Got the Blues)" - #1 A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
1993 "Tonight I Climbed the Wall" - #4 A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
1993 "Chattahoochee" #46 #1 A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
1993 "Mercury Blues" - #2 A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
1993 "Who Says You Can't Have It All" - #4 A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
1993 "Tropical Depression" - #75 A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
1993 "Honky Tonk Christmas" - #53 Honky Tonk Christmas
1993 "I Only Want You for Christmas" - #41 Honky Tonk Christmas
1993 "The Angels Cried" - - Honky Tonk Christmas
1993 "A Holly Jolly Christmas" - #51 Honky Tonk Christmas
1994 "Summertime Blues" - #1 (2 weeks) Who I Am
1994 "Livin' on Love" - #1 (2 weeks) Who I Am
1994 "Gone Country" - #1 Who I Am
1995 "Song for the Life" - #6 Who I Am
1995 "I Don't Even Know Your Name" - #1 Who I Am
1995 "Tall, Tall Trees" - #1 The Greatest Hits Collection
1996 "I'll Try" - #1 The Greatest Hits Collection
1996 "Home" - #3 The Greatest Hits Collection
1996 "Little Bitty" #58 #1 Everything I Love
1996 "Everything I Love" - #9 Everything I Love
1997 "Who's Cheating Who" - #2 Everything I Love
1997 "There Goes" - #1 Everything I Love
1997 "Between the Devil and Me" - #2 Everything I Love
1997 "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - #56
1998 "A House With No Curtains" - #18 Everything I Love
1998 "I'll Go on Loving You" - #3 High Mileage
1998 "Right on the Money" #43 #1 High Mileage
1999 "Gone Crazy" #43 #4 High Mileage
1999 "Little Man" #39 #3 High Mileage
1999 "She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs" - #72 Under the Influence
1999 "My Own Kind Of Hat" - #71 Under the Influence
1999 "Margaritaville" - #63 Under the Influence
1999 "Pop a Top" #43 #6 Under the Influence
2000 "The Blues Man" - #37 Under the Influence
2000 "Murder on Music Row" (with George Strait) - #38 Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
2000 "It Must Be Love" #37 #1 Under the Influence
2000 "Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Up-Tempo Love Song" - #72 When Somebody Loves You
2000 "www.memory" #45 #6 When Somebody Loves You
2001 "When Somebody Loves You" #52 #5 When Somebody Loves You
2001 "Where I Come From" #34 #1 (3 weeks) When Somebody Loves You
2001 "It's Alright to Be a Redneck" - #53 When Somebody Loves You
2001 "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" #28 #1 (5 weeks) Drive
2002 "Designated Drinker" (with George Strait) - #44 Drive
2002 "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" #28 #1 (4 weeks) Drive
2002 "Work in Progress" #35 #3 Drive
2002 "Let It Be Christmas" - #37 Let It Be Christmas
2002 "Jingle Bells" - #58 Let It Be Christmas
2003 "That'd Be Alright" #29 #2 Drive
2003 "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" (with Jimmy Buffett) #17 #1 (7 weeks) Greatest Hits Volume II And Some Other Stuff
2003 "Remember When" #29 #1 (2 weeks) Greatest Hits Volume II And Some Other Stuff
2003 "Just Put A Ribbon In Your Hair" - #51 A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
2004 "Hey, Good Looking" (with Jimmy Buffett, &c;) #63 #8 License to Chill
2004 "Too Much of a Good Thing" #46 #5 What I Do
2004 "Monday Morning Church" #54 #5 What I Do
2005 "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues" #99 #18 What I Do
2005 "USA Today" - #18 What I Do

Awards


ASCAP
*Country Song of the Year, "Don't Rock The Jukebox" 1992
*Country Songwriter of the Year 1993

Academy of Country Music
*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

Country Music Association
*Triple Play Award 1990, 1991, 1992
*Music Video of the Year, ''Midnight In Montgomery'' (about Hank Williams) 1992
*Single of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1993
*Music Video of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1993
*Vocal Event of the Year, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" (with George Jones) 1993
*Song of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1994
*Album of the Year, ''Common Threads: The Songs of the Eagles'' 1994
*Entertainer of the Year 1995

Grammy
*Best Country Song "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" 2002

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