the aj story

Livin’ on Country
The Alan Jackson Story

Livin’ on Country is the complete story of Alan Jackson’s
journey from small-town Georgia to big time success. Alan
represents the simple truths and homespun values that are the heart
of country music. With songs that are personal yet universal, his
music speaks to fans around the world. Alan has sold millions of
albums, records and more than a dozen #1 hits, won numerous
Academy of Country Music Awards, and been named Entertainer of
the Year by the Country Music Association. There’s no denying that
Alan Jackson is one of country music’s greatest heroes.

Country-Western music is the back bone of American life, how
you can go from some one who has very little, to on top of the world.
Alan Eugene Jackson was born October 17, 1958 in Newnan,
Georgia. came from a family seven, his father Eugene, mother Ruth
and four sisters: Diana, twins Cathy and Carol, and Connie. Meet his
wife one Sunday afternoon after church at the local Dairy Queen in
1976, this was the teen hangout. Alan and Denise married on
December 15, 1979. They moved to Nashville in August 1985, now
they live in Brentwood, Tennessee. They have three daughters, their
first daughter Mattie Denise on June 19, 1990, Alexandria “Ali” Jane
was born on August 23, 1993, and Dani Grace was born on August
28, 1997.

The author gives a lot of facts about Alan’s accomplishments in
life and country music, but I don’t believe he knew Alan personally. A
lot of the facts are quotes from some of the interviews that Alan has
given over the years. With enough researcher you wouldn’t have to
know your subject very well. The book just didn’t make me feel like
he knew Alan.
Alan, I believe is one of the most inspirational singer/ song
writers that country music has today. He does write almost all of his
own material, not many can do this. He’s songs reflect on his own
past and with the way that he see American life today. Some of the
people that inspire him the most in country music are, the late great
Hank Williams, and George Jones these two people are legends in
country music. Real country is what they are about, how they see
things in the real world. Life is no bed of roses, it’s how you live your
life that makes you what you are today. With Alan Jackson singing
and writing about the real world, the ups and downs in his
experiences and things that he has seen makes me think back to the
past. It feels good to sometimes sit back and reminisce. He is truly an
inspiration to the way I see the American way.