Jackson now has 16 albums to his name as well as three greatest hits collections, two Christmas records and even two gospel albums. His records have sold by the truckload, too: as of 2019, the star can boast of having shifted 80 million units across the world. And that’s not even to mention Jackson’s numerous Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and Grammy awards, nor his entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Along the way, Alan has usually been clad in his trademark cowboy hats and denim and sporting a sandy mustache. But refreshing his look has never seemed to be one of his priorities. He’s the small-town guy who hit the big time, after all – an average Joe who just got lucky.
And despite being a big name, Jackson doesn’t seem to be all that enamored with some of the trappings that come with fame, either. Indeed, the biography on the musician’s website claims that he is ultimately “a quiet, reserved man who can be uncomfortable with public attention and the media spotlight.” In the program for the 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, Jackson is also quoted as saying that “[he] never really liked the whole star part of the music business.”