Alan Jackson Honors His Late Father With 4th Of July Performance Of “Drive”

Is it even the 4th of July if Alan Jackson isn’t playing?

The answer is a resounding “HELL no.”

Big Al took the stage for PBS’ Capitol Concert yesterday, performing his hit single “Drive” from his 2002 album of the same name.

He introed the performance with a heartfelt tribute to his dad:

“I’d like to do a song for you now, it’s been quite a few years ago when I wrote this… I lost my daddy and I wanted to write a song for him. a

And I didn’t want to write some old sad cryin’, dyin’ thing, so I started thinkin’ about growing up and all I ever wanted to do is drive something. He taught me all about that and that’s what this song’s about.”

The concert special also featured performances from Jimmy Buffett, Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, Jennifer Nettles and more.

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