Alan Jackson Tells Story Behind His Forehead Scars
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In a 1998 interview, Alan Jackson revealed how he got his forehead scars.
It’s no secret that Jackson’s neotraditional country performing style and authentic shows have made him a name you won’t want to forget. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide, with 44 million sold in the United States alone.
A fun detail you may have noticed about the artist who bridged the gap between classic and contemporary country is that he is rarely ever seen without his cowboy hat on. But do you know the reason why?
Alan Jackson Covers Up His Forehead Scars
In an interview with Gary Chapman for Prime Time Country, he revealed the interesting story behind the scars on his forehead.
“It’s two different scars that joined together to make like a backwards seven on my head…One of them, I was about five, probably, and I was just being silly in the house and one of my sisters was hitting me on the head with a pillow, and I was spinning around or something, hit a door case and split it open and had to get it stitched up.”
He goes on to talk about how several year later, he was running out to the garage and ran into a glass door, cutting himself up pretty good again in the same spot. After feeling self conscious about the big scar on his forehead, Jackson started to wear a hat when he was a teenager to cover it up.
Watch Alan Jackson tell the story behind his forehead scars.