Alan Jackson Asks Fans if They Know This Iconic Opry Date With Throwback Pic

by Quentin Blount

Country music star Alan Jackson first made his Grand Ole Opry debut nearly 30 years ago. And on Thursday afternoon, Jackson took to social media to ask his fans if they remember the occasion.

The Georgia native officially became a member a member of the prestigious institution back on June 7, 1991. However, it was more than a year before that where he made his first official debut. Alan Jackson accomplished that on March 3, 1990.

Meanwhile, the country star went to his official Twitter account to post a throwback photo of him on the Grand Ole Opry stage. He also asks his fans and followers if they remember the night as well as he does.

“#ThrowbackThursday to a night at the iconic @opry,” Jackson captioned his photo on Twitter. “Can you guess what year this is from? 🤔”

Jackson was first introduced on the night by Jimmy Newman. Shortly after, he went on to perform the hit title track from his first album, “Here in the Real World.” Alan Jackson had previously worked as a mail boy, where he would deliver mail to the Opry. Since then, he said it was always a dream of his to perform on the hallowed stage.

“The ultimate dream when you are in country music is to be asked to join the Grand Ole Opry,” Jackson once said. “You think about people like Hank Williams, and Mr. Acuff, and George Jones, who stood on that spot of wood. That is what makes you so nervous — to think about the historical part of the Opry and how it has played such a part in country music.”

Alan Jackson Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017

While the legendary Alan Jackson says that the ultimate dream is to be asked to join the Grand Ole Opry, perhaps it isn’t a bad thing to also be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jackson added “Hall of Famer” to his resume on April 5, 2017. He was also joined by Jerry Reed and Don Schlitz.

It was a long time coming for Alan Jackson since dropping his 1990 debut album. But during his iconic 30-plus-year career, he has put together more than 50 Top 10 hits. In addition, Jackson is also one of the Top-10 best-selling country artists of all time.

And if all of those things wasn’t enough, Alan Jackson has two Grammy Awards under his belt, 18 ACM Awards, and 16 CMA Awards. Not too shabby.

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