It went Number One 28 Years Ago Today
I am having a hard time remembering the last time I saw a Jukebox in a bar. I actually can't remember the last time I saw one in a booth at a diner. I know there have to be a few left in the Hudson Valley. As I roam around the rest of the year I will try to locate a few and report back.
So why do I have Jukeboxes on my mind today? Simple because it was this day back in 1991 the Alan Jackson scored a number one with the title cut of his album "Don't Rock the Jukebox." According to "This Day in Country Music" it became his second consecutive number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Alan's career was just lifting off when he offered country fans this song with the twist that you should play a country song on the jukebox not rock n roll.
In the time since Alan became the first artist to sign to the newly formed Arista Nashville branch of Arista Records in 1989 Jackson has gone on to represent a huge part of "90's" country. According to Wikipedia in his career spanning the last 3 decades he has sold more than 80 million records and has put 66 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Chart with 35 claiming a number one spot. Plus he has won 2 Grammy's 16 CMA's and 17 ACM's