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 little known facts about Alan Jackson.

  • He started his first job working in a shoe-repair shop at the age of 12. He has also worked as a forklift driver at Kmart and in the mail room of cable network TNN.
  • He got his big break in 1985, when his wife, then a flight attendant, gave his demo tape to country singer Glen Campbell at an Atlanta airport.
  • He has three daughters.
  • His 2006 album, Precious Memories, was originally recorded as a Christmas gift for his mother.
  • His wife, Denise, wrote a best-selling book called It's All About Him, detailing the couple's separation and reconciliation.