Alan Jackson To Become First-Time Grandfather
Alan Jackson is going to be a first-time grandpa! On Wednesday evening (July 22), Jackson’s oldest daughter Mattie Jackson Selecman…
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Alan Jackson is going to be a first-time grandpa!
On Wednesday evening (July 22), Jackson’s oldest daughter Mattie Jackson Selecman shared several Instagram stories, revealing that her sister, Alexandra “Ali” Jane Jackson Bradshaw, is expecting her first child, a baby boy.
Mattie first shared a screenshot of Ali’s Instagram post with her husband, which was captioned, “Happy Anniversary to my husband and dad to be!! Of course your baby boy is due at the beginning of duck season.”
Mattie added her own caption that overlaid the graphic that read, “Did I mention my nephew coming 12/2022???”
The best-selling author then shared a video from the gender reveal party, where her father, Alan, and mother, Denise, are seen celebrating the exciting news with their family.
The baby’s gender was unveiled as Ali’s husband, Sam Bradshaw, who is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, shot at clay discs to reveal if their first child is a boy or girl.
“OMG – it’s blue!” Denise shouted as blue powder sprinkled down. Mattie then congratulated her sister and shared that her son will be the “fam’s first baby boy.”
“We have no idea what to do but we’re pumped!” Mattie added with excitement.
Jackson is the father to three daughters: Mattie Denise Jackson Selecman, Alexandra Jane Jackson Bradshaw, and Dani Grace Jackson. This marks his first grandchild.
Ali previously shared the stage with her dad to sing a duet of “You’ll Always Be My Baby” during his Friday, October 8 concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Jackson recently announced his new Silverbelly Whiskey, which gets its namesake from the country icon’s signature cowboy hat (while many believe the hat is white, it’s actually a color called Silverbelly) and is a new premium spirit distilled exclusively for – and hand-selected by – Jackson himself.
Additionally, Jackson is currently in the midst of his Last Call: One More For The Road Tour. The trek, which is presented by Silverbelly Whiskey, kicked off on Friday, June 24 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The tour marks Jackson’s first outing since revealing he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disorder last fall.
“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 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…”
The Last Call: One More for the Road Tour will visit 30 cities across the United States before wrapping up on October 8 in Pittsburgh, PA at PPG Paints Arena. The tour includes stops in several cities that the three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year hasn’t visited in years.
The country icon 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.
Tickets for all shows are available at alanjackson.com/last-call-tour.
Lauren Jo Black
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.