Alan Jackson performs onstage for the 2021 Medallion Ceremony, celebrating the Induction of the Class of 2020 at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 21, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Alan Jackson Becomes First-Time Grandpa on 43rd Wedding Anniversary

Country legend Alan Jackson celebrated two things on Tuesday (Dec. 13): his 43rd wedding anniversary and the birth of his first grandchild.

"Denise and I are celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary with our new grandson Jackson Alvie Bradshaw," he wrote on Instagram. "So happy that this little guy has made us grandparents!"

Jackson Alvie Bradshaw is the son of the second oldest of the 64-year-old singer-songwriter's three daughters, 29-year-old Ali, and her husband Sam Bradshaw.

Jackson's oldest daughter Mattie Jackson Selecman shares the couple's gender reveal on her Instagram stories in July, posting a clip of Ali's husband Sam tossing a clay pigeon and shooting it to reveal a cloud of blue dust.

"Congrats to my little sister and our fam's first baby boy," Mattie wrote.

Ali and Sam married in 2020. Last year, Ali shared the stage with her father for a performance of Jackson's song "You'll Always Be My Baby," which Jackson wrote for each of his daughters.

Jackson and his wife Denise have three daughters: Mattie, Ali and Dani. The couple married in their hometown of Newnan, Ga. in 1979.

Baby Jackson Alvie's arrival caps off an eventful year for his grandfather. The Country Music Hall of Famer was honored by CMT in October as one of its Artists of a Lifetime and by the CMA in November with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. He's also been on the road for his Last Call: One More For The Road Tour. The final two dates were postponed due to health issues related to Jackson's Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and will be rescheduled in 2023.

"I've always admired my heroes like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride who just played as much as they wanted to, as long as they could," Jackson shared in a statement. "I've always thought I'd like to do that, and I'd like to as long as my health will allow....I'll try to do as much as I can, but if I'm comin' your way, come see me...."

Jackson shared his health diagnosis in 2021 during an interview with Jenna Bush Hager on TODAY. According to the Mayo Clinic, the condition is inherited and causes nerve damage, resulting in smaller, weaker muscles.

This story was previously published on July 21, 2022 upon the announcement of Ali Jackson Bradshaw's pregnancy.

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