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In a climate ripe with stylistic turnover, Alan Jackson's artistic character has been defined by his simply remaining true to himself.
Alan Jackson has always understood that country music is about connection – a contemporary connection to the icons of the genre, as well as the human connection passed from parent to child, neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend. It is this respect for both the music and the lives which encompass it, that has made him one of today's most beloved artists.
His fans have responded in force. He has sold more than 36 million albums worldwide since his 1989 "Here In The Real World" debut. Jackson had his 29th career #1 song with "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)." Notably, it is also his 21st as a songwriter; an unprecedented feat that places him at the top of ASCAP's rarified 'Number One Club.' "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" is the first release from his eleventh Arista/Nashville album, "Drive."
Alan Jackson also celebrated a number of hallmarks in 2001. His recording of "Where I Come From" spent three weeks at #1. The awards kept coming – the fans spoke loudly and from the heart when they honored him with six TNN and CMT Country Weekly Music Awards. Along the way he racked up his 50th Country Music Association award nomination, a stunning achievement that places him second on the all-time CMA nominations list.
A superstar who has never strayed from his roots, Alan Jackson was honored by his home state in 2001 when he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
All of this speaks to the heart of Jackson's appeal – a country superstar who remains down-to-earth in the face of all the accolades the industry can throw at him. Every CD he's released has been a roots tour de force. Jackson's writing, his singing, his very life, have been tributes to country music's greatest strength: human connection.
Delivering straight from the heart, Alan Jackson connects with his fans where they live.
After the horrific events of September 11, Jackson found himself doing what all sincere country songwriters have done since the very beginning: he awoke in the dead of night and put his heart to paper and pencil. Performing "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," live for the first time at the CMA Awards on November 7, he expressed his own deeply personal sense of heartbreak and hope. An aching nation responded to "this singer of simple songs" by flooding radio stations of multiple formats with requests to hear the song before a studio version was even complete. (Within 24 hours after the CMA Awards, hundreds of radio stations across the country downloaded the televised broadcast and added it to their playlists.) The song consequently went to #1 faster than any other country single in the previous four years. Alan received thousands of letters from fans across the country, and within weeks of the performance the lyrics were even entered into the U.S. Congressional Record.
In an increasingly confusing world, Alan Jackson's music continues to bring us back to this very simple yet profound tradition: Country music has always been by the people, of the people, and for the people. As a singer and songwriter, he has never shied away from all that means: the flaws, the pain, the regrets, the broken hearts.
But neither has he forgotten that it is the human connection – the one that extends from father to child, from husband to wife, from neighbor to neighbor, from citizen to citizen – that, in the end, is the tie that binds us to one another, and allows us to overcome even the hardest times.
In the end, it is Vince Gill – who can be heard introducing Jackson on the live version of "Where Were You" – who cuts straight to the heart of Alan Jackson's enduring appeal: "The songs that he writes always tell it like it is – simple truths that come from his heart."
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