Alan Jackson’s Mother Dies at 86

Alan Jackson’s Mother Dies at 86 

Posted: 9:22 pm Sunday, January 8th, 2017

By MelissaOnK923


One of Country Music’s favorites, Alan Jackson, lost his mom this weekend. According to a press release from Jackson’s publicist, Mrs. Jackson died Saturday morning (Jan. 7). She went peacefully at her home in Newnan, Georgia.

According to Taste of Country, she was known to Alan Jackson’s fans as “Mama Ruth,” and she factored heavily into his musical career over the years. She was a big inspiration to his Precious Memories album, and his second Christmas album, Let It Be Christmas,was created per her request because she wanted to hear her son record some of the holiday’s traditional classics.