Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2010 Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" ranked #1 as CMT debuts "40 Greatest Songs Of The Decade"?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Alan Jackson.

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