Alan Jackson Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
On Sunday, October 11th, 2011, Alan Jackson was officially inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 41st Anniversary Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Downtown Nashville, and Jackson was inducted by Capitol Records Nashville President and CEO and long-time friend Mike Dungan. In true down to earth form, Jackson shared some insight into his personal writing inspirations.
“Denise and I packed up a U-haul and moved to Nashville and I didn’t know a publisher from a producer. I was stupid enough not to be scared. I have written songs about the ups and downs of married life, songs for the working man, a song about when my daddy died, when my first child left home – I just write whatever I feel. I never wrote a song to get a Grammy or Country Music Award. All of these things are just life and that is what country music has always been to me.” -Alan Jackson
As a tribute to Jackson and his achievements, Taylor Swift and The Wrights performed some of his hits. Swift took on “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” (which Jackson just performed live in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of September 11th). The Wrights performed a medley including “Good Time,” “Remember When,” “Chattahoochee,” “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” and “Here In The Real World.”
Jackson has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hits. Well done and congrats Alan Jackson!!