From the Hollywood Walk Of Fame website:
COUNTRY SUPERSTAR ALAN JACKSON CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN THE BIZ WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHO: Alan Jackson
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: TBD
WHAT: 2,405th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHERE: 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Hard Rock Hollywood
WHEN: Friday, April 16, at 11:30 a.m.
Over the course of his career, with 17 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum albums leading up to the release this year of FREIGHT TRAIN, Alan Jackson has become one of country music’s most respected and honored artists and songwriters. He has sold more than 50 million albums and has more than 100 major industry awards to his credit. Jackson is a three-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the most-nominated artist in CMA history. A prolific songwriter, Jackson penned 26 of his 34 #1 singles, including his GRAMMY-winning Best Country Song, “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”
A native of small-town Newnan, GA, Jackson was the first artist signed to the fledgling Arista Nashville record label in 1989. The following year, he released his debut album Here in the Real World. His songs immediately connected with fans – leading to four #1 singles from that record alone. Some of his most popular songs include: A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ‘Bout Love), Chattahoochee, Drive, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Remember When, Small Town Southern Man, Don’t Rock the Jukebox, Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) Small Town Southern Man and many others.
Jackson’s newest collection Freight Train, released last week, features “It’s Just That Way,” the first single, “Hard Hat and A Hammer”, an ode to the working man, and the moving tribute to Vern Gosdin, “Till The End”, which Jackson recorded with Lee Ann Womack. His last album , Good Time (2008), became the fourth album of his career to debut simultaneously at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 sales charts. All the songs on the album were penned by Jackson, and three, “Small Town Southern Man”, “Good Time” and “Country Boy”.
Jackson finds the time to support many charities including: Angel’s House, a shelter for foster children in Georgia; Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital; Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, and The American Red Cross.