And in 2014 the Country Music Hall of Fame acknowledged Jackson’s quarter-century in the business with a special exhibit. Jackson even went on to delight fans by singing at the venue as an artist in situ. A 25th anniversary tour, dubbed “Keeping It Country,” soon followed. And 2015’s Angels and Alcohol took his tally of number one country albums to 14 – a staggering achievement.
But it took until 2017 for the star to actually be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jackson told Rolling Stone at the time that, despite his success, he still didn’t “feel quite worthy” of the honor. However, in a Facebook message posted after the announcement, adoring daughter Ali proved that she certainly did feel that way.