Throwback: Alan Jackson’s Canadian Tuxedo Wants to ‘Un-Rock’ the Jukebox

by Jonathan Howard

Every time Alan Jackson posts an old photo, it is a new surprise. One of his latest throwbacks shows the singer in a denim on denim combo. As far as Canadian Tuxedos go, this one might be the best.

Not only is this a three denim piece with jeans, a jean shirt, and then a jean jacket on top, it is more. The collar and the pocket flaps on the jacket match with the cowboy boots. Brings the entire thing to the next level, if you ask me. Check it out below.

“On the way to un-rock your jukebox,” the post reads with a cowboy emoji at the end.

Of course, the classic Alan Jackson mullet, mustache, cowboy hat combo is going to deliver every time. There are few that can pull a look off like this, and Jackson might be the prototype. Also, the school picture day background just reminds you that this is not a recent photo.

So, if you hadn’t already, this is a good time to inject some country music into your ears today. Un-rock that jukebox and put on some Jackson, George Jones, Randy Travis, it don’t matter. If you have already been doing that, keep on doing you. Gear up for the weekend as we head into Friday and maybe get your best denim out.

Alan Jackson Battles Neurological Disorder

Right now, Alan Jackson is dealing with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The country music legend revealed that he has been battling the disease for a decade at this point. It is a disease that affects one’s ability to balance and stand.

So, Jackson is also being limited as far as playing live shows. For those that are concerned about the artist’s well-being, he has also said that C-M-T will not kill him. He inherited the disorder from his father, but there isn’t much else that the singer revealed. This disease is very serious and will progress over time, making it worse.

“I have this neuropathy and neurological disease,” Jackson said to TODAY. “It’s genetic that I inherited from my daddy … There’s no cure for it, but it’s been affecting me for years. And it’s getting more and more obvious. I know I’m stumbling around on stage. And now I’m having a little trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone, and so I just feel very uncomfortable.

For now, Jackson is living his life as well as he can manage. That means playing shows, singing, and songwriting, and just being who he is normally. Now, in 2021, despite his neurological disorder, the artist feels more freedom in country music, personally.

“I feel a little more freedom now because I’m not trying to worry about getting on the radio and fitting into their limitations,” Alan Jackson said. “I’ve always believed that the music is the most important thing. The songs. And I guess that’s what I’d like to (leave) if I had a legacy.”