If you happen to be a big Alan Jackson fan, then more than likely you know the popular song “Drive”. Its moving lyrics describe a story about how vehicles play a huge role in making memories for children until they’re adults. Maybe what you didn’t know was the music video happened to feature his and wife Denise’s three young daughters.
Now, they’ve all grown up into beautiful women. Meet Mattie, Alexandra, and Dani.
Born on June 19, 1990, the oldest sister Mattie Denise Jackson Selecman has a degree in creative writing from the University of Tennessee. Sadly, her husband, Ben Selecman, passed away in 2018, after suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Nowadays, Mattie dedicates herself to helping women and children in need through her own non-profit called NaSHEville.
Alexandra Jane Jackson aka “Ali”, born on August 23, 1993, has spoke on her close relationship to her father. More specifically after he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007, she shared her personal thoughts. According to CountryFancast.com, Ali wrote:
“The world sees you as follows: a great musician, an impressive song writer and a talented vocalist. I see you as: my best friend, the guy that taught me that how you treat people matters more than anything else and taught me just how to stand on my own two feet,” she shared. “You’re every daughter’s dream father. Thank you for raising us in a house filled with Jesus and music, and always making sure we knew whatever our dream was could be our reality.”
Youngest of the three, Dani Grace Jackson was born on August 28, 1997. For the most part, Dani stays out of the public eye with the exception of family events.
Music Video: “You’ll Always Be My Baby” Stars Alan Jackson’s Daughters
Alan Jackson debuted the touching song “You’ll Always Be My Baby” at the 2021 ACM Award show. He originally wrote the lyrics for his daughter Mattie’s wedding in 2017.
“I wrote the song for Mattie’s wedding the summer of 2017, but it was so hard to do,” he explained in a media release. “I told ’em, I wrote this for all of you.”
In the song, Alan explains how he’s always going to be there for his daughters no matter what happens. Some of the lyrics read, “But you’ll always be my baby / No matter where you are / You”ll always be my baby / Forever in my heart.”
As for future plans, Alan wants to bring this song to life by having his three daughters star in the music video.