After releasing more than 20 albums, garnering three CMA Entertainer of the Year Awards, countless other awards, charting more than 30 No. 1 hits and selling 60 million albums worldwide, Alan Jackson is headed to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Jackson is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the esteemed Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. He was given the first ASCAP Heritage Award (2014) by the performance rights organization, recognizing him as the most performed Country Music songwriter-artist of the last 100 years.
But, none of those things probably mean as much to him as being a good dad, which he clearly is, according to his daughter’s recent congratulatory post, “The world sees you as follows: a great musician, an impressive songwriter and a talented vocalist. I see you as: my best friend, the guy that taught me that how you treat people matters more than anything else and taught me just how to stand on my own two feet. You’re every daughter’s dream father. Thank you for raising us in a house filled with Jesus and music, and always making sure we knew whatever our dream was could be our reality. You’re the best in more ways than one Big A.”
Jackson has a lot to be thankful for these days.