The great Alan Jackson returned to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this past weekend, and he brought a special guest with him.
His daughter Ali.
Performing “You’ll Always Be My Baby”together, which was originally written to be played at his daughter Mattie’s wedding, the song goes through the journey of Jackson watching his little girls grow up.
“I wrote the song for Mattie’s wedding the summer of 2017, but it was so hard to do. I told ’em, ‘I wrote this for all of you.”
“You’ll Always Be My Baby” is Jackson’s first single to be pushed to country radio since 2017’s “The Older I Get,” which was also included on the new album, Where Have You Gone.
“Man, she’s sounding good up here, y’all.”
You’re damn right, Alan.
Alan Jackson Reveals Degenerative Nerve Disease
“I’ve been reluctant to talk about this publicly and to my fans…”
That’s how Alan Jackson began his response to the TODAY show’s Jenna Bush Hager in an exclusive sit-down about music, family, and health.
“It’s starting to affect my performance on stage a little bit.”
“(I don’t want the fans) to think I’m drunk on stage because I’m having problems with mobility and balance.”
Jackson then reveals he has a genetic disease he got from his dad called CMT (which he cracks a joke about), or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for it. He was diagnosed with the disease 10 years ago.
“It’s been affecting me for years.”
Ten years ago, country music superstar Alan Jackson was diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition affecting his ability to walk. Now, for the first time, he opens up about his health struggles to @JennaBushHager. pic.twitter.com/IkrQOeixjR