June 29, 2012 | Haley Goldberg | USA Weekend
Country star Alan Jackson sat down with USA WEEKEND to talk about his new album, Thirty Miles West, country music and more.
The country superstar collects guitars — so far about 100 of them. But a very special one is missing. Can you help Alan Jackson find his first guitar?
“It’s a sad story,” Jackson says. “My first guitar, I got when I was 16; my parents gave it to me. I don’t even know why I hadn’t expressed interest in music, but that’s what got [it] started.”
“It was a little Aria, a little company that made inexpensive, acoustic guitars, [and] the only one I had forever. When I came to Nashville, I retired it when I [got] a better guitar up here, after I made it.”
“I can’t find it,” says Jackson, who has switched managers, since loaing the guitar to a museum. “We thought we gave it to Georgia Music Hall of Fame and then we thought we gave it to somewhere else.
“We can’t find it anywhere. We don’t know what happened to it. Maybe we can start a campaign? It’s out there somewhere.”
So, here goes. If you have a clue, let us know in the comments section below. We’ll pass tips along to Jackson, who says simply, “I’d like to get that back, it was my first guitar.”