Happy 65th Birthday To The Living Legend, Alan Jackson

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35 number ones. Two Grammy awards. 16 CMA awards. 17 ACM awards.

Alan Jackson is a legend.

And today, that legend turns 65 years old.

You probably already know how much we here at Whiskey Riff love AJ – I mean, let’s take a quick look inside Whiskey Riff HQ.

From “Chattahoochee” to “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” to “Drive” to “Gone Country” and so many more hits, Alan provided the soundtrack to my childhood and many others. But the incredible thing is he’s still pumping out great music, 32 years after the release of his debut album Here in the Real World.

In 2021, Alan revealed that he was suffering from a degenerative nerve condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, one that’s starting to affect his mobility and balance on stage.

But Alan’s not ready to hang it up just yet. He hit the road last year for his Last Call: One More for the Road Tour, and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 CMA Awards.

Ole’ AJ still has some left in the tank. But when he does eventually decide to hang it up, he’s going to go out as one of the best to ever do it.

Happy birthday, Alan.


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