Alan Jackson Describes How September 11 Both Affected & Inspired Him

As we honor the 12th Anniversary of September 11, Alan Jackson is reflecting on his memories of that day. “I think I was probably like most people that were impacted with that day and the months that followed,” he said. “Everybody was glued to the news and television and I think it really affected a [...] Read More

Watch Alan Jackson’s Sept. 11 Performance of “Where Were You”

On September 11, Alan Jackson performed his emotional hit song “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” immediately before President Obama’s public address on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The performance was part of A Concert for Hope which was held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and marked the end of a [...] Read More

Alan Jackson Recalls His 9/11-Inspired “Where Were You”

Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” set the thoughts and feelings of millions following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to music. The chorus and melody came to Alan in the middle of the night several weeks after 9/11. He awoke, sang the lyrics into a recorder and wrote down parts of [...] Read More

Alan Jackson to Perform “Where Were You” on 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Alan Jackson will perform at “A Concert For Hope” to be held at Washington National Cathedral on September 11, marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was announced today that President Obama will also speak at the event, capping a weekend of national observance. Alan’s performance will include “Where Were You (When [...] Read More

Alan Jackson Showcases New Album

When Alan Jackson reeled off bits and pieces of a bunch of his hits in a medley on the American Country Awards, he ended up providing a sort of mini-commercial for his latest album. Alan was given the inaugural ACAs’ Greatest Hits Award for his body of work, and it dovetailed with the November release of 34 Number Ones, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country Albums chart. Alan’s awards medley included some of the most memorable hooks of the last 20 years — “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” “Remember When,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” “Chattahoochee” and “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning).” There are plenty more songs on 34 Number Ones that country music newcomers might not know, or that longtime fans might have forgotten. “There Goes,” “Dallas,” “Tonight I Climbed The Wall” and “Right On The Money” were all No. 1 singles at some point in time but don’t get the attention anymore that some of Alan’s other titles do. As it turns out, Alan’s challenged by a few of them, too. Read More