Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1979 Alan Jackson married Denise Jackson (she already has the same last name) at the First Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia?

It's true!  He sang "The Wedding Song".

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Here are 5 little known facts about Alan Jackson.

  • He started his first job, working in a shoe-repair shop, at the age of 12; later worked as a forklift driver at Kmart and in the mail room of cable network TNN.
  • He got his first guitar at the age of 16.
  • His big break came in 1985, when his wife, then a flight attendant, gave his demo tape to country singer Glen Campbell at an Atlanta airport.
  • He released his debut album, the platinum-selling Here in the Real World, in 1989.
  • His 2006 album Precious Memories---originally recorded as a Christmas gift for his mother---was the first gospel recording to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.