Best known for blending a traditional honky-tonk sound with the otherwise toothless trappings of mainstream country, Georgia native Alan Jackson has dominated the Billboard U.S. Top Country Album charts for most of his more than three-decade-long career. Entered into country canon with classic tracks like “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere” and “Chattahoochee,” Jackson was inducted into the ranks of the Grand Ole Opry in 1991 by Roy Acuff and Randy Travis. Nearing 60, Jackson is still on tour after the release of his 2015 number one hit and his 20th studio album Angels and Alcohol. His songs are perfect examples of modern country tropes like lost loves, momma’s cooking, pick-up trucks and sad glasses of corn-based liquor, but also uphold the traditional sound and gruff nature of some of country music’s greatest heroes. Jackson is the performer you want to see after a few hands of blackjack.
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