Alan Jackson is celebrating his wife’s birthday!
The country superstar and Grand Ole Opry member took to social media on Wednesday, April 6, to wish Denise Jackson, his wife of 42 years, a happy birthday. Jackson shared a series of throwback photos to celebrate her special day.
“Happy Birthday, Denise! ❤️” Jackson captioned his post on Instagram.
The first photo shows a recent picture of Jackson and his wife in what appears to be his tour bus and as the series of photos continues it shows several throwback snapshots from throughout their relationship.
Last year, Jackson was diagnosed with Charcot-Mare-Tooth disease, a degenerative nerve condition that affects mobility, which he opened up about alongside his wife during an interview in late September of 2021 with Today host Jenna Bush Hager.
During the interview, the Country Music Hall of Famer shared that he receives an endless amount of support at home from his wife and Denise admits she feels the same about him.
Denise continued to explain that she has watched Jackson and his career flourish throughout the years. Within a blink of an eye, she witnessed her husband become a country music legend by staying loyal to his traditional sound and his storytelling ways. The icon agreed that a weight had been lifted off his shoulders, now that he had more room to experiment without the pressure of country radio. “I feel a little more freedom now because I’m not trying to worry about getting on the radio and fitting into their limitations,” the icon shared.
“He’ll have so many songs for our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren to hear and know who he was,” says Denise about his musical legacy. “To know what was important to him. To get a little touch of our lives together through his music.”
Jackson and Denise tied the knot on December 15, 1979, and have three daughters together, Mattie, Alexandra and Dani.
Recently, Jackson revealed plans to hit the road this summer for his just-announced Last Call: One More The Road Tour.
Launching June 24 and running through October 8, the Last Call: One More for the Road Tour, produced by Live Nation, will visit 30 cities across the U.S., bringing over 30 years of Jackson’s hits to fans across the nation.
“I’ve always admired my heroes like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride who just played as much as they wanted to, as long as they could,” Jackson says. “I’ve always thought I’d like to do that, and I’d like to as long as my health will allow,” he notes, adding with a smile, “I’ll try to do as much as I can, but if I’m comin’ your way, come see me….”
The three-time CMA Entertainer Of The Year is expected to perform fan-favorite songs such as “Chattahoochee,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Freight Train,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” and more on the trek.
Jackson will donate $1 for every ticket sold to the CMT Research Foundation. In addition, $1 will be matched by a generous group of CMTRF donors and board members.
Alan Jackson’s 2022 Last Call: One More for the Road Tour
Friday, June 24 Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Saturday, June 25 Knoxville, TN (Thompson-Boling Arena)
Friday, July 29 St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
Saturday, July 30 Grand Forks, ND (Alerus Center)
Friday, August 12 Savannah, GA (Enmarket Arena) **
Saturday, August 13 Greenville, SC (Bon Secours Wellness Arena) **
Friday, August 26 Lincoln, NE (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Saturday, August 27 Kansas City, MO (T-Mobile Center)
Friday, September 9 Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena)
Saturday, September 10 Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)
Friday, September 16 Austin, TX (Moody Center)
Saturday, September 17 Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Friday, September 30 Phoenix (Glendale), AZ (Gila River Arena) ++
Saturday, October 1 Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
Friday, October 7 Atlantic City, NJ (Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall)
Saturday, October 8 Pittsburgh, PA (PPG Paints Arena)