With 13 studio albums, 2 greatest hits albums, 2 holiday albums and even a gospel album under his belt, Alan Jackson is easily one of the biggest country music stars today — or in history for that matter. Not to mention his 2 GRAMMYs, 17 ACM Awards and multiple other awards he’s accumulated over the years.
But Jackson is nowhere near done. His just released Thirty Miles West debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making it his 13th album to debut at number one upon release. He’s also made an impressive showing on the Billboard Top 200 albums landing at #2 just behind Adele’s 21.
Now that we’ve heard about all the numbers, what’s up with Alan’s ‘stache?
When asked if he was surprised with all the hoopla surrounding his mustache or lack there of, Alan responds cool as a cucumber, “I always have been… I shaved it off one time in the early 90’s after a couple albums and everyone freaked out… had to grow it back before someone burned a cross in my yard.”
Listen to the full interview here.
No fear, Alan is with ‘stache currently. Now that that issue has been cleared up. Is Alan Jackson ready for the zombie apocalypse?
There have been a few events in the news lately including the horrific incident in Miami and even the incident at a recent Lady Antebellum show which only poses the question, “How do feel about the zombie apocalypse?” This leaves Alan a little confused, “I don’t ever watch the news. What are you talking about?”
What unfolded in Miami over Memorial Day weekend has spread far and wide but Alan Jackson is just now hearing the news thanks to 100.3 KILT’s Corey Foley, to which he laughs and responds, “You know what, nothing surprises me anymore!”
Alan also reveals the story behind the now famous pair of jeans that were an old pair from when Alan was in high school and wore until they fell apart.
When shooting the “Chatthoochie” video down in central Florida, being winter time and still cold, Alan wanted to wear jeans. “Shorts would just look goofy with the cowboy hat, “Alan admits. So he recalled his trusty high school jeans that were, as Alan puts it, “all ragged out and wouldn’t weigh anything when they got wet.”
You can now see those exact pair of jeans on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Be sure to pick up his latest album, Thirty Miles West, available mow.