On This Date: Alan Jackson Released “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” In 1995

Alan Jackson country music
Alan Jackson

When it comes to 90s country music, Alan Jackson rarely ever missed.

He certainly didn’t miss with this song, which was released on this day in 1995 and quickly shot up the U.S. Billboard Country Charts.

To be more specific, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks and stayed there for a week. The song even reached number four on Canada’s Country Tracks chart.

The song was released as his fifth and final single from his 1995 album Who I Am and was written by Jackson, along with Ron Jackson and Andy Lofton. It was actually revealed by Jackson that the song was written as a joke at the request of some of his family members.

While he was on tour for a previous album, he wrote and recorded the tune and shared it with his brother-in-law. After listening to it, he encouraged Jackson that other people would want to hear it as well, and it turns out his brother-in-law was right.

The song tells the story of a man who falls in love with a waitress at a diner. Though he has strong feelings for the woman, as the song conceded, he doesn’t even know the waitress’s name, and the server that is actually serving him is a waitress with a missing tooth.

The accompanying music video called on comedian Jeff Foxworthy to help tell the story, and he absolutely kills the role. Alan Jackson needed someone to play a country guy who falls in love with a waitress, get incredibly intoxicated, passes out drunk, and somehow wakes up in his own wedding, in which he is tying the know with the missing-toothed waitress.

It’s safe to say that Jackson chose perfectly when calling on Foxworthy for the role.

I’ll give you a head start with some of the lyrics:

I flagged you down for coffee, but I couldn’t say a thing
But I’m in love with you, baby, and I don’t even know your name

I’m in love with you baby, I don’t even know your name
I’ve never been too good with all those sexual games
So maybe it’s just better if we leave it this way
I’m in love with you, baby, and I don’t even know your name…”

Now that you have a little bit of the story, you can now dive head first into the Foxworthy led music video:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock