Alan and Denise are also parents to daughters Dani, 25, and Mattie, 32.
While receiving the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award last month, Jackson gave a moving speech at his award presentation, discussing how watching a film about Hank Williams inspired him to travel to Nashville with only “three chords and a prayer”.
“As my mum would say, I’m so blessed. I’ve had a great team around me my whole career that has helped me, great songwriters. I’ve been so lucky to have all of this for me. ‘help make it this far. I can’t thank everyone who has been in my life all these years, but I have to say thank you to my wife Denise, somewhere out there,” he shared.
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“We started when I was a teenager…I’m probably not always the easiest person to love, but she was there and got me through the tough times. And we shared some good times. the good, the bad, the happy and the sad, we have survived a lot. I just want to thank her because she has supported me all these years and she is my best friend. And she gave me a wonderful family there.
In September, the family celebrated daughter Mattie’s announcement of her engagement to boyfriend Connor Smith, four years after she lost her first husband in a tragic accident.