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Alan Jackson reaches 50 million mark

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 – Alan Jackson is having a great week. On the same week that he learned that he garnered is 33rd number 1 single, the singer also crossed the 50-million album sales milestone.

Jackson was the first artist signed to the fledgling Arista Nashville record label in 1989, and with the release the following year of his debut album, "Here in the Real World," his songs immediately connected with fans - leading to 4 number 1 singles from that record alone.

Jackson has enjoyed 16 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums leading up to the release this past March of "Good Time."

Sony BMG Nashville Chairman Joe Galante said, "It's a short drive from Georgia to Tennessee, but it's a long way to 50 million albums sold. Alan's songs and shows have propelled him to this incredible level of success. He has never lost touch with the fans, and they've shown their appreciation year after year with number one singles and platinum sales."

Jackson has enjoyed three albums that sold 6 million copies - two greatest hits collections and his third album, "A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)."

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