Alan Jackson is probably best known for his 9/11 tribute song "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," but fans know that his career began back in 1989 when he signed to Arista's country division and issued his debut album Here in the Real World the following year. His particular brand of country music has always centered on the everyday occurrences that blossom into unforgettable moments. From the tongue in cheek sing-a-longs like "Chattahoochee" and "It's Five O'ClockSomewhere" to tracks that attempt to tackle national tragedies, Jackson is as all-American as they come, and his appearance at Carnegie Hall only affirms that. Just this year, Jackson released both Precious Memories, Vol. 2 and The Bluegrass Album, continuing his foray into the rich tradition of American music with takes on (respectively) gospel and bluegrass.
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