Music Minute: Alan Jackson

Oct 17, 2019

Today’s music minute highlights the artist behind one of the most popular country songs to ever come out of Georgia, featuring one of the state’s natural landmarks.


Alan Jackson, the artist behind the hit song “Chattahoochee,” was born in Newnan on this day in 1958. 


The song, released in 1992, is about coming-of-age, finding love and learning about life near the Chattahoochee River, which flows through Georgia and along the borders of Alabama and Florida. 


In the music video, Jackson turned heads with scenes of him water skiing in the Chattahoochee, wearing jeans, a cowboy hat and bright red boots. 



Alan Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, earning a pair of Grammys and 18 awards from the Academy of Country Music along the way. 


But Jackson’s career is far from over. He’s already gearing up for a tour next year, where you can bet you’ll hear this song about growing up in small-town Georgia.