I’m not sure why we didn’t get to see Alan Jackson audition for American Idol on Tuesday night, Jan. 27. But he not only auditioned at the Jacksonville, Fla., arena, he also made the cut, and got his golden ticket to Hollywood. Now, for those of you who haven’t heard about this, it’s been all over the Internet since it was announced. So of course, I had to mention it here, too.
Yes, I did say Alan Jackson… and, I did say Alan Jackson from Newman, Ga., but I’m talking about “The Other Alan Jackson.” And, that’s how the high school senior from Newman High School titled his MySpace page.
The Newman Times-Herald said Alan got his start playing for small groups and performing at Elim Baptist Church. Alan said that he’s already been told by music people that if he makes it big, he will have to change his name. Apparently, that won’t be a problem for him. His middle name is Corbette, and he’s already performed as A.J. Corbett,. Friends and classmates, however, call him Alan.
Once people here him sing, they won’t confuse him with Alan Jackson (the country one) anymore. The high school senior performs a few country songs, but says his idol is Steve Perry, former lead singer of Journey, and he prefers classic rock standards.
“I love the old country artists like George Jones and Merle Haggard, Ray Price and Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline,” he said. “those people are giants. But right now I’m more into the classic rock thing.”
Here’s a little YouTube video of Alan C. Jackson. I wish I could have found another one, because I’m not terribly impressed with this clip. But we’ll just have to wait and see how he does in Hollywood with American Idol.
I’m going to answer a little e-mail now, so if I owe you one…it just might be on it’s way real soon. Take care. I’ll talk to you all real soon!