Three years ago today (June 14, 2021), country music superstar Alan Jackson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The popular singer’s official Twitter account reminded fans of this important moment in Jackson’s career with a message on the third anniversary of his induction. The tweet also refers to the Songwriters Hall of Fame as “exquisite.” That should give us an idea of how Alan Jackson felt about receiving this honor.
According to his biography on the Songwriters Hall of Fame website, Alan Jackson has had 35 No. 1 songs during his career, which began in 1989. Of those 35 top hits, Jackson was the writer or co-writer on 26 of them.
The Hall of Fame also reports that Alan Jackson is “the most-performed country music songwriter-artist in (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) first 100 years.”
Some of Jackson’s most popular hits include “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Chattahoochee,” “Summertime Blues,” “Livin’ On Love,” and “Gone Country,” just to name a few.
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June has been an important month in Alan Jackson’s career. It was on June 7, 1991, that he became a member of another elite group – the Grand Ole Opry.
The Grand Ole Opry and Songwriters Hall of Fame are not the only celebrated organizations that have Jackson as a member. He is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Alan Jackson was named to the Country Music Hall of Fame on April 5, 2017. He was officially inducted on Oct. 22, 2017.
“Honored, that’s the first thing comes into your mind,” Jackson has also said. “It’s such an honor . . . This is about the last dream on the list, right here.”
Jackson received his star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 16, 2010.
“I didn’t know they put music people on there much, but now I’ve learned that they do,” he said at the time. “I think it’s a very special honor for a country singer like me, where I come from. … My family for years can come to Los Angeles and see that star and step right on it. That’s very cool.”
In 2001, Alan Jackson also became a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.