Exactly 20 years ago, Alan Jackson was enjoying his very first Top 10 hit with “Here In The Real World,” a song that compared the sad truth about love and life to the glossy version that’s presented on the movie screen. So it’s appropriate that on Friday — the day each week when films typically debut in theaters — Alan will earn a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a form of recognition that’s associated more often with actors than with country singers.
“I’ve been honored with all the music stuff, you know, and won everything I could, I guess,” Alan says. “But I’m a big movie fan, and to think about all the great actors and other music people that are out there, that’s just unreal to me. I guess more than anything, just think about, years to come, my kids — or if I have grandchildren or something — [can] go out there and they can just walk right up there and step right on it.”