Country Throwback: Relive Alan Jackson Making Appearance on ‘Home Improvement’

by Joe Rutland

You just never know what will happen when country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson crosses paths with, um, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor?

Yes, friends, it did happen back in the 1990s when Jackson was a guest on “Home Improvement,” ABC’s popular sitcom starring Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Richard Karn, and Pamela Anderson.

Jackson sang his version of K.C. Douglas’ “Mercury Blues,” which was picked up by the Ford Motor Company and used in numerous commercials. You can see Allen and Karn, who starred as Taylor’s sidekick Al on “Tool Time,” getting into the Mercury in back and pretending to drive it.

Take a look at Jackson singing on the show.

Alan Jackson Appears On ‘Hee Haw’ In Younger Days

Jackson was making the rounds of TV shows as his career started taking off. One show, though, was a must-stop for country music singers.

“Hee Haw” provided Alan Jackson with a chance to sing “Here In The Real World” back in 1990.

Jackson brought a bit of his Georgia charm to the show. The country singer looked like a real Western gunslinger. He wore a fringe jacket, washed-out jeans, and an iconic white cowboy hat. If clothes make the man, then music makes the singer. Jackson didn’t disappoint in that regard.

It’s been quite the journey for Alan Jackson from then to now. The country artist is beloved by millions of fans and has become a prominent figure in the industry. Over the course of his career, Jackson has released 20 studio albums and has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. He’s ranked as one of the best selling solo artists of all time.

Jackson has also won numerous awards across his career including 19 ACM Awards, 16 CMA Awards, and two Grammy Awards. His brief appearance on “Hee Haw” was just the beginning of a long and fruitful career.

Here’s Jackson singing the title cut from his album, “Here In The Real World,” on “Hee Haw.”

H/T: Classic Country Music