Alan Jackson Beams with Pride in New Family Photo Introducing Grandson Wesley Alan

Alan Jackson is all smiles in a newly released family photo announcing the birth of his second grandson, Wesley Alan…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 1, 2024


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Alan Jackson, Denise Jackson, Daughter Mattie and Grandson Wesley Alan; Photo via Instagram

Alan Jackson is all smiles in a newly released family photo announcing the birth of his second grandson, Wesley Alan Smith. 

The country music icon took to social media to share that his daughter, Mattie, and her husband, Connor Smith, welcomed the little man into the world on June 20, 2024. 

“Denise and I are so happy to announce the arrival of our grandson,” he wrote along the picture that features himself, his wife, Mattie, and of course, little Wesley Alan. 

Proud mom Mattie announced her son’s birth late last week.

“One week ago my life was forever changed,” she began, and went on to reveal her son’s name, which includes a nod to her father-in-law (Wesley) and her father (Alan). 

“You have all my heart and my prayers, baby boy. If you’re anything like both your namesakes (Connor’s grandad and @officialalanjackson ), you’ve got quite a life ahead of you 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻,” she added. 

Photo Courtesy Mattie Jackson, Instagram
Photo Courtesy Mattie Jackson, Instagram

The new mom admitted that being a mom is unlike anything she had ever experienced as she wrote, “There is no greater honor in life than being chosen by God to be your mom. And no sweeter joy than watching your daddy adore you and protect you already.” 

Her post included several photos of their newborn son, including a sweet family snapshot and the moment little Wesley Alan met their dog, Ryman. 

Congratulatory messages flooded the post as everyone gushed over their tiny bundle of joy.

Alan Jackson is also a grandfather to Jackson Alvie Bradshaw, born on December 12, 2022, coinciding with Alan and his wife Denise’s 43rd wedding anniversary. 

Earlier this year, the couple joyfully shared the news of Mattie’s pregnancy on social media, eagerly anticipating their second grandchild’s arrival.

“Blessings are overflowing in our growing family! Denise and I are thrilled for our second grandson to arrive in June! We’re so happy for proud parents @mattiejackson and Connor Smith and can’t wait to meet the next addition to our family,” they wrote at the time. 

2024 is gearing up to be quite a memorable year for Alan Jackson. In addition to good news on the personal front, the Country Music Hall of Famer is also set to receive one of the highest honors in the songwriting community when he is honored with the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 7th annual Nashville Songwriter Awards.

Alan Jackson; Photo by David McClister
Alan Jackson; Photo by David McClister

Additionally, the “Good Time” singer will soon hit the road on his LAST CALL: ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD Tour, which kicks off on August 2 and runs select dates through May of 2025.

 “Some of the best times are had right at last call, and this is one last call that you don’t want to miss,” Jackson shared upon the latest announcement of shows.

Additional information about the highly anticipated tour and be found HERE.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.