Country Throwback: Watch Alan Jackson Perform ‘Midnight in Montgomery’ at 1992 ACM Awards

by Madison Miller
Photo by: John Shearer/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media, LLC

Alan Jackson is known for his unique voice. He mixed traditional honky-tonk with a more modern-sounding country-pop. This was also known as a neotraditional country.

Many artists bleed the lines between genres. Some artists have mixed rock, R&B, pop, and even rap with the traditional sounds of country.

In 1992, Jackson performed “Midnight in Montgomery” at the American Country Music Awards.

The country artist stands in the middle of the stage, wearing a tan cowboy hat, as well as a suit and a bow tie. The song has a lot of the traditional twang of a good country song, with a catchy chorus.

The song “Midnight in Montgomery” came from his album “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.” The hit song peaked at No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. This was his only single that did not top the chart.

The song is a tribute to Hank Williams, reports Song Facts, and even uses some lyrics from a Williams’ hit song. ‘Midnight in Montgomery’ tells the story of a man that meets the ghost of Williams in a graveyard.

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More recently, Josh Turner covered his song. He released it on his cover record “Country State of Mind.”

The cover was also recorded from Alan’s own Aj’s Good Time Bar in Nashville, Tennessee.

Currently, Jackson is still performing. He will perform in Missouri at the beginning of February for his tour. His last performance will then be in September in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

In June, the singer was a part of the “Small Town Drive-In” event. This was a live music experience that happened in Cullman, Alabama. However, no one ever left their cars.

The concert was almost like a drive-in movie experience where concert-goers listened to Jackson perform on-stage from their cars. a sea of over 2,000 cars lined up to see the Country Music Hall of Famer perform. This was a safe alternative to allowing people to leave the house for live music again without being put into small, tight crowds.

He sang hit songs like “Gone Country,” “Chattahoochee,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” and “Good Time.”

The legendary artist is also a three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year.