One of my all-time favorite country stars is Alan Jackson. You’ve probably heard of him, even if you’re not a fan of country music. He was signed to his first label in 1989.
A few of his most famous songs are:
- Remember When
- Livin’ on Love
- Good Time
- Small Town Southern Man
Along with his collection of classic songs, Jackson has also collected numerous awards throughout the years.
A few of his awards include:
- 17 CMA Awards
- 16 ACM Awards
- 2 Grammy Awards
- 46 ASCAP Country Song Awards
Most recently, however, Jackson received the Colon Cancer Alliance’s 2012-13 Visionary Award from the Stars Go Blue benefit concert.
Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert
Jackson performed at the Stars Go Blue benefit concert on Wednesday night. The Colon Cancer Alliance puts on the benefit concert every year to raise money for the Blue Note Fund, which has raised more than $250,000 to help 800 families in the past two years.
According to The Tennessean, Jackson kept the concert fun and lighthearted. Fans were out of their seats, dancing to songs most of the night. However, Jackson said, “I’m trying not to bring you all down, but like I said earlier, this is for a serious cause,” before he sang a song called “When I Saw You Leaving,” about his wife when she got diagnosed with cancer.
The Colon Cancer Alliance has enough money to fund itself for an entire year because of Jackson’s performance.
Jackson and Other Charity Work
Jackson has participated in various charities in addition to the Stars Go Blue benefit concert.
Jackson has also helped:
- Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
- Kids Wish Network
- Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
- Red Cross
I have a lot of respect for Alan Jackson because he tries to make the world a better place by donating his time and money. Who are your favorite country music stars and why?