Alan Jackson
Twenty years ago, an unknown country musician named Alan Jackson released his first album. Since then, he's become one of the biggest names in country music. He's released an album almost every year and has sold over 50 million albums, with 12 number one albums and an astounding 34 number one hit singles.

Alan grew up in a modest house in the small town of Newnan, Georgia. He left high school early to work, and married his high school sweetheart, Denise. On the side, he formed a small band that played locally, and created a demo tape of the songs he had written. His wife, who worked as a flight attendant, kept a copy of his demo handy. One day, she saw country artist Glen Campbell waiting for a flight and gave him the tape. Glen encouraged them to move to Nashville, where Alan found work as a staff writer for The Nashville Network and continued developing his craft in his free time.

In 1989, he landed a record deal with Arista Records, and his debut album, "Here in the Real World," became a massive hit in 1990. He followed it up with album after album, most of which have been certified multi-platinum. His work has won him a Grammy Award, 16 Country Music Awards and 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, and has made him one of the biggest names in country music.

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