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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer, originally from Newman, Georgia[?]. He has become one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s, in spite of almost-universal critical panning in the latter, and most successful, half of his career.

Jackson's wife, Denise, got him connected to Glen Campbell, who helped him jumpstart his career. His first album, 1990's Here in the Real World[?], was a major hit, as was his second (1991) album, Don't Rock the Jukebox[?]. His 1992 release, A Lot About Livin' (And a Little About Love)[?] was a smash success, spawning five major singles with "Chattahoochee" being the most enduring and successful. After a few more hit albums, Jackson again rocketed to fame with "Where Were You", a song about the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, which became a hit single despite much criticism for jingoism and hollow patriotism; including an unflattering portrayal in an episode of South Park.

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