Alan Jackson delivered a robust dawn, sundown second on the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday evening (April 18) when he spanned a lifetime’s price of parent-child recollections with a two-song medley of “Drive” and “You may All the time Be My Child.”
The Nation Music Corridor of Famer started his efficiency along with his 2002 No. 1 on Billboard‘s Nation Airplay chart, “Drive (For Daddy Gene).” Whereas that track was devoted to Jackson’s late father Eugene, the second track he performed — the lately launched “You may All the time Be My Child (Written For Daughters‘ Weddings)” — was penned for his daughters, with images of them (and Jackson’s spouse Denise) supporting the emotional efficiency.
“You may All the time Be My Baby” shall be featured on Jackson’s upcoming album Where Have You Gone. Whereas Jackson shouldn’t be nominated at this yr‘s ACM Awards, he is been a many-time winner in his profession, together with three wins for male vocalist of the yr — in 1995, 1996 and 2002.
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Alan Jackson gave a touching tribute to his household on the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday evening (April 18). The county music icon took the stage to carry out a one-two emotional punch with “You may All the time Be My Baby” and “Drive.”
Jackson started the efficiency with “Drive” which turns 20 years previous subsequent yr and tells the story of Jackson’s dad, Gene, instructing him to drive — and him, in flip, instructing his daughters the identical ability. So it was solely applicable that Jackson instantly transitioned into his new track “You may All the time Be My Child,” a brand-new track that followers have been listening to for the primary time in the course of the annual awards present broadcast.
Jackson visibly teared up close to the top of the efficiency, letting out just a few deep breaths. Although the track is clearly extremely private to Jackson, there isn’t any doubt it can make its method into loads of different weddings in 2021 and past.
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