Alan Jackson recently appeared on A&E's Private Sessions, and some pretty famous folks submitted their questions via recorded videos on the show. Chris Daughtry of the rock band Daughtry was one of them, and asked Alan how he maintained his musical success over over the long haul. Alan encouraged Chris to just stay true to the music he likes, saying, "I think if you get too caught up in the spotlight and the charts and the album sales and all that, then it seems like the music part always seems to be bottom of the list."
Lee Ann Womack also appeared on the show to ask Alan how he's managed to successfully make traditional country music all these years. His answer was a little bit of a country music history lesson. Alan says there's always a place for more traditional sounds just like there's always a place for the pop side of country music. He says, "The sound of country music has always been diverse, even back in the '60s and '70s...Fans out there like all the different sounds of country music."
Alan appeared on A&E's Private Sessions to promote his new album, Freight Train, which is now in stores. Also, look for Alan to perform on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno Wednesday night.