Alan Jackson in 1985


In 1985 Alan Jackson’s white cowboy hat and blonde curls had yet to take over the country music world. So much so, the host on “You Can Be a Star” called the future mega-star, “Al,” right before he performed “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” by George Jones.

Of course, Jackson went on to be one of the most successful country music stars of all-time selling over 80 million records worldwide and even performing the Jones classic at a memorial service for the country legend in 2013.

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