Alan Jackson Gets Hollywood Star
April 16, 2010 2:22 p.m.
HOLLYWOOD (FROM COURIER WIRE SERVICE AND STAFF) Country singer-songwriter Alan Jackson received the 2,405th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, 2 1/2 weeks after the release of the Grammy winner's latest album,"Freight Train."
"This is a legendary piece of concrete and I feel humbled and honored to be given this award," Jackson said during the ceremony in front of Hard Rock Hollywood.
Jackson is a three-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the most-nominated artist in its history. He won a Grammy in 2002 for best country song for "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."
Jackson has 17 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling more than 50 million albums.
Born Oct. 17, 1958, in Newnan, Ga., Jackson was the first artist signed by the Arista Nashville label in 1989. He released his debut album in 1990, "Here in the Real World," which yielded four No. 1 singles.