For Better or For Worse
Denise & Alan Jackson Open Up about Surviving Cancer as a Couple

It all started in the small town of Newnan, GA – at the local Dairy Queen to be precise – long before country music veteran Alan Jackson would become the honky-tonk legend he is today. No, this wasn’t where the “Chattahoochee” singer got his big break. It was where, as a teen­ager, Alan met the love of his life, Denise. And today, after three and a half decades of marriage, three chil­dren, and a 25-year (and counting!) music career, the high-school sweet­hearts are more in love than ever.

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“It was the first time I felt like I was living out the phrase in our wedding vows ‘for better or for worse.'" - Alan

(Photo by Kristy Belcher)

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