Alan Jackson and his wife Denise are featured in Backstory: Alan Jackson, a show about their personal lives and his remarkable career, premiering Dec. 22 on Great American Country. Jackson’s producer Keith Stegall, Capitol label head Mike Dungan, manager Nancy Russell, friend and fan Lee Ann Womack and others also appear on the show.
Jackson has charted 35 No. 1 hits, 24 of which he wrote or co-wrote. “It’s great to see an artist like Alan Jackson who knows who he is, who doesn’t waver based on what’s going on. He just keeps being Alan,” says Womack.
Jackson clearly knows what works and has always kept it simple. “Most of the singers I admire – Gene Watson, Charley Pride – they just sing,” he says. “They’re not out there doing anything crazy.”