For four decades Alan Jackson, 64, has entertained millions of fans with his wonderful mix of honky tonk and traditional country music.
He has sold more than 80 million records, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and became a Country Music Hall of Famer in 2017.
But Alan has also endured severe tragedies in recent years and last year, the country star revealed that he had been diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition.
Despite his incredible achievements and success, Alan Jackson and his family have also gone through some hardships over the years.
The Country Music Hall of Famer and his loved ones still mourning the loss of their son-in-law Ben Selecman after he lost his life in a boating accident in 2018. In a tragic turn of events the 28-year-old, who was married to Mattie Jackson Selecman, lost his life while trying to help a woman onto a boat.
According to The Tennessean, Ben was trying to help a woman onto a boat when he fell and hit his head. He was rushed to the hospital but sadly Ben passed away from “severe traumatic head injuries.”
His co-workers at Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk where Ben was Assistant District Attorney told The Tennessean his sense of humor and undeniable drive would be sorely missed around the office.
“He was really a rising star and I’m sick that we lost him, but I’m grateful for every day that he worked for us because he was great,” their statement added.
Alan Jackson recently explained that this family tragedy is a major reason why his album Angels & Alcohol in 2015 and his latest release early this year, Where Have You Gone.