Personalities | Alan Jackson | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, songwriter, guitar, b. 1958)

Georgia-born Jackson moved to Nashville in 1985. His rise to fame came after a chance meeting between his wife, Denise, and Glen Campbell, and before long, he was a staff songwriter at Campbell’s music-publishing company. A traditionalist blue-collar act, he was the first signing to Arista’s Nashville branch, and his 1990 debut album Here In The Real World went platinum. His second album, Don’t Rock The Jukebox (1991), which went double platinum and made the US pop Top 20, included four country chart-toppers.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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