While many of Nashville's finest have been spending the past few days in Las Vegas gearing for Sunday night's Academy Of Country Music Awards, Alan Jackson's been cooling his boots in Los Angeles instead. For a very important purpose, however--the country icon received his very own star on the legendary Hollywood Walk Of Fame Friday morning.
Jackson, who despite having sold more than 50 million records over the course of his career, remained true to his unassuming, low-key personality upon receiving one of Hollywood's greatest honors.
"Everybody, whatever you do, likes to be appreciated and acknowledged by the industry and fans, but this is a whole different category," he told the Los Angeles Times. I can't hardly put myself in the same line with some of them great old actors that I've loved over the years. I just don't feel that I qualify."
"I didn't know they put music people on there much, but now I've learned that they do," he also noted to the Times. "I think it's a very special honor for a country singer like me, where I come from...My family for years can come to Los Angeles and see that star and step right on it. That's very cool."
Immediately after the star ceremony, Jackson, who was also in town to promote his new record Freight Train, played a private and intimate set at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe for a handful of lucky fans.
Congratulations, Alan, on a well-deserved honor! If you'd like to leave your own personal congrats for Alan, fans are encouraged to visit his official site and offer up well-wishes in the comment section here.
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