Already in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson is adding another accolade to his long list of accomplishments. The “Remember When” singer will be among the 2018 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Alan will join a multi-genre class that includes Bill Anderson, rocker John Mellencamp, R&B stars Jermaine Dupri and Kool & the Gang, Allee Willis and Steve Dorff.
“I started writing because somebody told me I needed some original material. I’d never even thought about writing or studied songwriting,” Jackson recalls. “There are different aspects of your career, and they all bring different rewards and feelings…but the songwriting is very fulfilling,” Alan said. “Songwriting is definitely the most creative part.”
The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create music. Alan is in fine company with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon, who have written and recorded more than 20 songs they’ve taken to the top of the charts.
Some of those countless hits penned by Alan include, “Here in the Real World,” “Chattahoochee,” “Midnight in Montgomery,” “Remember When,” “Livin’ On Love,” “Drive,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” and “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”