Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1995 Alan Jackson's "Gone Country" occupied the top spot on the Billboard country chart?

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It’s true! It floated a Bob Dylan reference in the process. Check out the video!

Here are 5 interesting 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 wife, Denise, wrote a best-selling book in 2007 titled It's All About Him, detailing the couple's separation and reconciliation.