Welcome country classic music fans. Today the spotlight shines on Alan Jackson at 11 am on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight.

Born Alan Eugene Jackson in Newman, Georgia on October 17, 1958, Jackson rose to be a country superstar holding to traditional country music.

In 1995, the CMA voted him Entertainer of theYear.

In addition to his success as an artist, he scored as a songwriter for other singers like Randy Travis, Faith Hill, Clay Walker and others. Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, thirty-five were number one hits. My favorite Alan Jackson hit is “Gone Country.”  Other hits include “Chattahoochee,” a cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” “Livin’ on Love” and “I Don’t Even Know Your Name.”

Jackson married his high school sweetheart Denise on December 15, 1979.  They are the parents of three daughters. The couple separated for several months in 1998 due to Jackson’s career and his reported infidelity. They have since reconciled.  His wife, Denise Jackson, wrote a book that topped the best seller list, covering her life with Jackson, their relationship, separation and re-commitment to each other.  The book is titled ‘It’s All About Him: Finding the Love of my Life,’ it was published in 2007.

In 2004 a five-mile stretch of interstate 85 through Newman, Georgia was renamed the “Alan Jackson Highway.”

We get started at 9 am with the Country Classic Show at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.




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