Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2003 Alan Jackson won three trophies in the 37th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House on CBS?

It’s true! Alan Jackson earned Entertainer of the Year; Male Vocalist; and Vocal Event, for "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere".

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Alan Jackson.

  • He likes to drink Jack Daniels while he writes songs.
  • He first started wearing a cowboy hat to cover up a scar.
  • He actually writes most of his own songs, and admits he prefers the sad ones.
  • He actually played a “country singer” in a 1992 episode of ‘Matlock.
  • He named his first band after a box of nails.