On This Date: Alan Jackson Released His Iconic ‘Who I Am’ Album Back In 1994

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Alan Jackson is a man who needs no introduction.

We’re talking about a guy who ruled country music in the ’90s, boasting 34 number one hits over his extensive country music career.

Not to mention, the guy continues to prove today that he’s still got it, dropping his Where Have You Gone album last year, which he admits is the most “country” album he’s released to date after his frustration with the direction the genre is going.

On top of that, he released a tear jerker of a single late last year titled “Racing The Dark,” a song written by his daughter Mattie, about the tragic loss of her husband and the struggles she faces on the daily.

Not too shabby for just a small town southern man from Newnan, Georgia.

Needless to say, the man’s music catalog is about as impressive as it gets, and there is no doubt that his music will live on in the genre forever.

With that being said, I wanted to take some time to revisit one of his all-time great albums, Who I Am, which was released on this date back in 1994.

This album not only reached country music success, peaking at number one on the Top Country Albums charts, but also saw a ton of commercial success, reaching number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts.

The album boasted number one hits we all still know and love today, like “Summertime Blues,” “Gone Country,” “Livin’ on Love,” and “I Don’t Even Know Your Name,” along with “Song for Life,” which peaked at number six.

Talk about an album that has withstood the test of time, and is still as good as it was back in 1994.

Alan Jackson Dances To Jerry Lee Lewis For Launch Of New Whiskey

Yesterday, Alan Jackson unveiled his very own signature Silverbelly Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

He joined the country star alcoholic beverage trend, alongside Jon Pardi, Whiskey Myers, Parker McCollum, George Strait, Brad Paisley, and just about every body else in the business.

However, I have one helluva feeling that Jackson’s new Silverbelly is gonna be one for the ages, and considering Jackson may be the unspoken king of ’90s country music, and he claims this new project is a “true taste of home.”

In celebration of the new whiskey, Jackson’s team posted a video to his Instagram account, of him and another guy partying their absolute ass off and singing Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On” on the karaoke machine.

From the outside looking in, ol’ Alan appears to be a pretty laid back, relatively quiet guy. However, this video has quickly proven me wrong, and I think I would now give just about anything to go sing some karaoke with the man.

And for the other guy, he’s showing off some moves that would make Jerry Lee Lewis himself jealous.

The caption to the video reads:

“‘I opened the first bottle of Silverbelly; this is what happened,’ Jackson shares. ‘Silverbelly- for the Good Times.’”

A pretty good sales pitch if I must say so myself.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock