Happy birthday to Country Music legend Alan Jackson who celebrates his 56th birthday today. In honor of his remarkable career, we’ve compiled the top 8 songs that defined his career over the years. What’s your favorite Alan Jackson hit? Leave us a comment.
This song is a fun look back at times and coming of age experiences that are universal for nearly everyone.
7. “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”
The title song and second single from ‘Drive’ told yet another simple, story we can all relate to, with Alan looking back on beautiful memories with his father.
6. “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere”
The song is simple. It’s okay to have a drink anytime of the day!
5. “Little Bitty”
‘Little Bitty’ is another simple song that talks about the everyday joys of the simple life.
4. “Here in the Real World”
After his first single failed, the title song and second single from his debut album rocketed to No. 3 in the country charts.
3. “Gone Country”
Tons of industry folk flocked to Nashville in the 90s to cash in on the Country Music craze. This song is a satire of those people including a struggling country singer.
2. “Remember When”
Jackson again uses his own life experiences and turns them into songs his fans can truly relate to.
1. “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”
He debuted this single live at the CMA Awards to a standing ovation. The release became not only a No. 1 hit, but one of the greatest career-defining moments of his career.