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Ever since high school, Alan Jackson knew that his now-wife, Denise was the love of his life. The high school sweethearts married in 1979, and now have three daughters together, Mattie, Alexandra “Ali,” and Dani.
They became grandparents in 2022 when their daughter, Ali, gave birth to a baby boy. She and her husband Sam Bradshaw named him Jackson in honor of Ali’s family.
Alan has made his wife the subject of many of his songs, including his popular single “Remember When.”
Denise appeared in the official music video for “Remember When.” She’s seen dancing with her husband for a large portion of the video
But Denise helped influence many of Alan’s other songs, and not as many people know about them since they were not released as singles.
One of these songs is “Once In a Lifetime Love,” which was released in 2002 on Alans’s highly successful album Drive. The entire album went on to win the Album of the Year award at the 2003 ACM awards, and Rhapsody named the album as the third best country album of the decade.
“Once In a Lifetime Love” was written by Alan himself. The lyrics encourage others not to lose the ones they love, especially if they think that person is their lifetime love. Some of the lyrics are:
“Well, I know it’s out there. I’ve seen it happen, and I know the way it should feel. ‘Cause there’s no mistakin’, that good kind of achin’, of once in a lifetime love.
You can listen to Alan’s romantic song, “Once In a Lifetime Love” in the video below. We wish Alan and Denise many more years of happiness together!