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Country superstar Alan Jackson gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

After the ceremony, the singer gave an intimate concert for fans at a nearby club.

April 16, 2010|By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times

When he played it for her the first time, he said, "She was choked up. But I tried not to write it where it's so specific to my daughter. I think anybody that's a parent or a child at that age can find something in there that they can relate to."

Jackson himself has a little trouble relating to the notion of his own newfound stature as a literal Hollywood star.

"I never even thought about it, to be honest," he said. "Everybody, whatever you do, likes to be appreciated and acknowledged by the industry and fans, but this is a whole different category. I can't hardly put myself in the same line with some of them great old actors that I've loved over the years. I just don't feel that I qualify.

"I didn't know they put music people on there much, but now I've learned that they do," he said. "I think it's a very special honor for a country singer like me, where I come from…. My family for years can come to Los Angeles and see that star and step right on it. That's very cool."

randy.lewis@latimes.com

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