Country Pop Bites: Alan Jackson – July 17
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1993 Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" began a four-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles list?
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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 2006 album Precious Memories was the first gospel recording to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.