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'21' tops U.S. album chart again

'21' tops U.S. album chart again

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Adele's "21" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a 24th non-consecutive week, Billboard.com said Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
By United Press International
Jackson surprises Zac Brown with Caddy

Jackson surprises Zac Brown with Caddy

NASHVILLE, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Country singer Alan Jackson surprised the Zac Brown Band twice in one day by giving band leader Brown a Cadillac then joining the group on stage in Nashville.
Swift to perform at CMAs show

Swift to perform at CMAs show

NASHVILLE, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Country music star Taylor Swift has been booked to perform at the 44th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, organizers said Tuesday.
Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have been booked to perform at the 44th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville.
Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

Stars lining up to perform at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have signed on to perform at the 44th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville.
Lineup announced for CMA special

Lineup announced for CMA special

NASHVILLE, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Performances by Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley were included in the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special taped in Nashville.
CMA Music Festival TV special planned

CMA Music Festival TV special planned

NASHVILLE, June 4 (UPI) -- Highlights from the upcoming CMA Music Festival in Nashville are being taped for a TV special to air in September, ABC said.
Alan Jackson gets Hollywood star

Alan Jackson gets Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Country music superstar Alan Jackson has gone Hollywood with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Lockheed delivers 1,000th standoff missile

TROY, Ala., April 13 (UPI) -- The 1,000th joint air-to-surface standoff missile was delivered to the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony at an Alabama plant, Lockheed Martin announced.
'Raymond' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Raymond' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Alan Jackson says song topics a constant

NASHVILLE, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Alan Jackson says his country music songs of the past 20 years have tended to be about love and other life experiences.
Phil Spector's retrial begins in L.A.

Phil Spector's retrial begins in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Phil Spector's Los Angeles retrial -- on charges he fatally shot actress Lana Clarkson -- painted him as a serial abuser in opening statements.
Stars line up to perform at CMAs

Stars line up to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Sugarland have agreed to perform at "The 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards" in Nashville, ABC said Monday.
DA has new witness for Spector retrial

DA has new witness for Spector retrial

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the murder retrial of Phil Spector plan to add to their witness list a woman who says the music producer threatened her with a gun, records show.
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Alan Jackson
Country music artist Alan Jackson performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on October 1, 2009. UPI/Martin Fried
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Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer, known for blending honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 14 studio albums and several compilations, all on the Arista Nashville label. More than 50 of his singles have appeared on Billboard's list of the "Top 30 Country Songs". Of Jackson's entries, 26 were number-one hits. He is the recipient and nominee of multiple awards. Jackson is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

Jackson was born to Joseph Eugene Jackson and Ruth Musick in Newnan, Georgia and has four older siblings. Jackson is of English descent. As a youth, Jackson listened primarily to gospel music. Otherwise he was not a major music fan. However, a friend of his introduced him to the music of Gene Watson, John Anderson and Hank Williams Jr. Jackson attended the local Elm Street Elementary and Newnan High School, starting a band after high school. After a time, he and his wife of six years, Denise Jackson, moved from Newnan to Nashville where Jackson hoped to pursue music full-time.

Jackson sang in church as a child. He, his father, mother, and four sisters lived in a small home. At one point, his bed was in the hallway for lack of room. His mother lives in the home to this day. His first job, at 12, was in a shoe store. He wrote his first song in 1983. He worked as a car salesman in his 20s.

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