On This Day: Alan Jackson Was Inducted Into the ‘Exquisite’ Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018

by Keeli Parkey
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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.

“#OnThisDay in 2018, Alan was inducted into the exquisite Songwriters Hall of Fame, pictured with @IamStevenT, @WhisperinBill, @CliveDavis, and Keith Stegall,” the tweet said.

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.

In addition to writing songs for himself, Jackson has also written hit songs for other country music artists. On this list are such stars as Randy Travis, Clay Walker, Faith Hill, and Chely Wright.

Alan Jackson Recently Celebrated 30th Anniversary of Induction to the Grand Ole Opry

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.

With his June 1991 induction, Jackson became the Opry’s 68th member. Two other country music stars – Roy Acuff and Randy Travis – were on hand and inducted him into 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.

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