A shy but charismatic traditionalist, Alan Jackson became one of the most popular and respected country singers of the modern era. Never seen without his trademark cowboy hat and mustache, he notched an incredible string of hit singles, including "Here in the Real World," "Don't Rock the Jukebox," "Chattahoochee," "Gone Country," "Tall, Tall Trees," "Little Bitty," "Murder on Music Row" and his masterpiece, the heartfelt and definitive 9/11 response song, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)." As the flashy showmanship of pop infiltrated country music, Jackson proved one of the most eloquent and vocal defenders of the undiluted country tradition, as well as one of the industry's most decorated singer-songwriters with Grammys and multiple CMA Entertainer of the Year Awards to prove it. With an amazing streak of No. 1 albums and singles, Jackson's musical legacy was manifold, with his songs appealing to listeners across the musical spectrum. With a low-key likability, devotion to classic country, and a humble eloquence that belied his intelligence and songwriting skills, Alan Jackson gracefully transitioned from championing the all-time greats of country music into becoming one himself.