A Picture Of Love: Alan Jackson Shares Rare Family Photo

Jackson is a proud father of three.

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Lauren Jo Black

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June 19, 2023

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Alan Jackson and Family; Photo via Instagram

Alan Jackson shared a rare family photo in honor of Father’s Day, and fans flocked to the comments section to gush over the country music icon’s “beautiful family.” 

Jackson, a father of three, shared the new family snapshot alongside the caption,

“Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads out there!”

“Beautiful Family”

The image showcases Jackson, his wife, Denise, and their daughters, Mattie, Alexandra, and Dani Grace. 

The comments section was filled with sweet comments from fans, who wished the “Chattahoochie” singer a Happy Father’s Day. 

“Happy Father’s day Mr Jackson you have a beautiful family 😍😍,” one user wrote, while another shared, “That’s a great picture Alan. Happy Father’s Day to you!!😘🥰”

A Father Of Three

While Jackson didn’t specify where the photo was taken, it appears that it was captured at an event leading up to Mattie’s recent wedding, which took place at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida in May. 

Mattie married Conner Smith and announced their nuptials on social media alongside the first photo of the bride and groom.  

“Wooooo we did it!! Grateful is a gigantic understatement. More pretty pics to come later – off to the islands with my HUSBAND! 💕 🥳 🏝️ 🥂 🙌🏻,” she wrote.

Since then, Mattie gave her followers another look inside her wedding with a slideshow on Instagram that showcased scenes from their lavish wedding. The post included stunning shots of the venue and precious family photos, including pictures of Mattie getting ready alongside her mom and sisters, and her father/daughter dance with Jackson.

Gorgeous Wedding

To celebrate Father’s Day, Mattie also shared additional snapshots from her wedding day alongside a sweet message for Alan Jackson.  

“To the greatest Daddo @officialalanjackson and all the other dads out there – a big Happy Fathers Day,” she began. 

She then recalled a conversation with her husband about their future children. 

“I told Connor recently that I hoped we’d have a little girl one day. Obviously because I’d love it, but mostly because I truly believe a dad is gifted more power and potential to build confidence and dreams and desires into a daughter’s life than anyone else,” she wrote. “What a responsibility and a privilege.” 

Before closing her post, Mattie wrote, “Among the endless things he’s done for us girls, Dad always made me believe I could do anything, be anything. I’ve very seldom doubted that in my life and for that, I am forever thankful. Love you AJ 😘” 

“Racing The Dark”

Mattie and Alan Jackson recently joined forces to write a new song, “Racing The Dark. The song was released alongside Mattie’s first book, Lemons on Friday

The book was written by Mattie following the tragic and untimely death of her first husband, Ben Selecman, who lost his life in 2018 after suffering a head injury after falling on a boat dock near West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Alan Jackson and Daugher, Mattie
Alan Jackson and Daugher, Mattie; Photo via Instagram

At the time of his death, Mattie and Ben had been married less than one year. He was only 28 years old. 

“My greatest hope in sharing my grief and story with the world is that anyone who is struggling, regardless the circumstances, will be reminded that no heartbreak or loss is unredeemable; that by confidently clinging to hope, we can truly heal,” Mattie previously shared. 

Lemons on Friday also features a foreword by Alan and wife Denise Jackson, who happens to be a New York Times best-selling author herself. In the foreword, Alan and Denise share Mattie’s story from their perspective as well as their renewed hope for her as she continues to grieve. 

Alan Jackson with Wife and Daughters; Photo via Instagram
Alan Jackson with Wife and Daughters; Photo via Instagram

Alan Jackson has remained mostly out of the spotlight after wrapping his Last Call: One More For The Road Tour.  

The tour marked Jackson’s first outing since revealing he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disorder in the fall of 2021.

“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,” Alan Jackson previously shared. “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…”

Last Fall, Jackson made an appearance at the CMA Awards. While there, he was presented with the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and honored with a star-studded tribute performance.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.