Alan Jackson

Alan Eugene Jackson ( born October 17, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia) is sold with 30 Country Number 1 singles and over 50 million records one of the most successful American country singer and songwriter.

Alan Jackson inspired from childhood, especially for cars and country music. In 1979 he married, changed jobs again and again and formed the band Dixie Steel, with which he appeared in the local club scene. His wife, Denise worked as a flight attendant and met at the airport in Atlanta one day on Glen Campbell. She told him about the musical ambitions of her husband and was given the address and phone number of Campbell's music publishing.

Alan Jackson played to some self-penned songs and got a job as a songwriter. In 1985 he moved with his wife to Nashville, where he wrote songs during the day and held with odd jobs. In the evening he performed in small clubs. Together with producer Keith Stegall, he recorded some demo tapes.

Career and personal life

The New York record company Arista Records intention then to expand their activities to Nashville. Alan Jackson received in 1989 as first a contract. After a moderately successful single the album Here was released in 1990 in the Real World, which sold more than one million copies. Each of Jackson's following albums went platinum or even multi-platinum, and almost every one of his singles reached the top of the country charts.

Jackson's 15th solo album, Good Time, which was released in March 2008, reached the fourth album topped the Billboard 200 sales chart and also reached number 66 in Switzerland the charts.

On 16 April 2010, Jackson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category Music.

Jackson lives with his wife and three daughters in Tennessee.

Discography

Studio albums

Singles

Up - tempo Love Song

The major awards

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