Thirty years ago today, Alan Jackson released his first number one hit single, “I’d Love You All Over Again.”
During the song, Jackson sings about the time he’s spent with his wife. He sings, “The preacher man said till death do us part
That seemed like forever to a young man’s heart. Now the days seem much shorter. The longer we love. And the memories just keep adding up.” Even after years of being together he confidently sings, “I’d love you all over again.”
Jackson actually wrote the song for his wife. He married his high school sweetheart, Denise in 1979. He wrote this song for her for their 10th anniversary.
Alan Jackson’s Wife, Denise, Got Him His Start In Country Music
You know it’s true love when your partner is your biggest fan. And Denise Jackson was definitely her husband’s biggest fan before he even had a music career. While she was working as a flight attendant, early in their marriage, she saw singer Glen Campbell at the airport. She decided to talk to him. She told Campbell about her husband who was an aspiring country singer. Campbell gave her his business card for his Nashville publishing company. Campbell’s company ended up signing Alan Jackson to his first songwriting deal which was the first step in Jackson’s rise to country music stardom.
“We get up in the morning and drink coffee together and talk, and I can’t go to bed at night if she’s downstairs watching television. We go to bed together, unless I’m out of town,” he says. “It’s just little things I think that have helped us more than anything. If you can last until you’re 40 years old, hopefully, you’ll be mature enough to figure out the rest of the years,” says Jackson.