Alan Jacksonsinger, songwriter
Birthplace: Newnan, Georgia
This tall, blond country singer has made legions of female fans weak in the knees with homegrown love ballads delivered in his unmistakable Georgia accent. Jackson held various blue-collar jobs before signing with Arista for his debut album, Here in the Real World (1990), which has sold nearly one million copies. His second album, Don't Rock the Jukebox, was released in 1991. Jackson's charm and good looks have graced such television shows as Hee Haw and Grand Ole Opry.