Fact: Country music legend Garth Brooks paid tribute to members of America's military by performing his song All-American Kid during the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (19Apr15). During his set, men and women of the armed forces filled the aisles of the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, as the audience gave them a standing ovation. Meanwhile, fellow music veteran Alan Jackson honoured the lives lost during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on the 20th anniversary of the attacks, with a touching rendition of his song, Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning).
Fact: Alan Jackson has landed a street name honour in Australia to mark his first gig in the nation's country musical capital, Tamworth, in October (13). A road in the city will be renamed Alan Jackson Boulevard for a day in honour of the singer's visit.
Quote: "My favourite Thanksgiving dish would be the cornbread-based kind of dressing that we always have with turkey. That recipe is a kind of a combination of my mama, and (my wife) Denise has taken it and perfected it over the years, so that me and my children really enjoy it." Country star Alan Jackson on his favourite Thanksgiving Day dish.
Quote: "I don’t know where it came from. It’s like one of my favourite things Hank Williams said when he was asked about where he got his songs. He said, 'I just hold the pen, God writes the song.' That’s how I feel about this one." Alan Jackson on his post-9/11 anthem Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning), which he'll perform at the Concert for Hope at the Washington National Cathedral on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Fact: Country superstars Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson are to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2011.The hitmakers will join Allen Shamblin, John Bettis and Thom Schuyler at the ceremony on 16 October (11).
Quote: "Every now and then I'll see one but I try not to read too many. You get caught up in it and sometimes if it's a bad review it can really mess you up." Country music singer Alan Jackson tries to ignore his critics.
Fact: Country star Alan Jackson has put his 135-acre Tennessee estate on the market for a whopping $38 million (£25.3 million), making the six bedroom home the highest-priced residential property for sale in the Nashville area.
Fact: Chef Alan Jackson will serve up dungeness crab and grapefruit salad and sugar cane lacquered chicken with seckle pear and ginger as part of the feast at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on 25 January (09).
Fact: Country star Alan Jackson has joined the 50 million club - sales from the singer's 17th album GOOD TIME have taken his overall tally past the 50 million mark. Jackson released his first album, HERE IN THE REAL WORLD, in 1990.
Fact: Country superstars Alan Jackson and BROOKS + DUNN will tour North America together this summer (07). Between them, the two acts have sold almost 80 million albums.
Fact: <p>Country star Alan Jackson's new gospel album was recorded as a gift to his mother and mother-in-law but officials at his record company were so impressed with the covers CD they persuaded him to release the project. </p>
Quote: <p>"My eight-year-old (DANI) wouldn't sing, so we credited her as 'assistant background vocals,' because she got me a bottle of water out of the refrigerator." Country star Alan Jackson made sure his new album, PRECIOUS MEMORIES, was a family affair - his wife and older daughters provide background vocals on the album. </p>
Fact: <p>Big-hearted country star Alan Jackson is donating all of the proceeds from his Ohio concert tonight (08SEP05) to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. </p>