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Alan Jackson reveals inspiration for 9/11 song 20 years later


Alan Jackson revealed the inspiration behind his hit song “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” as the world celebrated 20 years of the 9/11 attacks.

The 62-year-old musician released the song in the months following the deadly terrorist attacks.

“Well, I don’t know, I think I was probably like most people who have been affected by that day and the months that followed,” Jackson said in a video shared on Twitter.

“You know, everyone was glued to the news and the TV. I think it really affected a lot of people – their perspective on their life, their work and their family, where they were, what they were. wanted to do and how they looked. things. “

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Alan Jackson’s 9/11 tribute song “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” remains a hit that the country music star plays in all of her shows 20 years later.
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“I guess that’s what I was thinking too and I had pretty much visualized a lot of these scenes and stories that I had heard and seen on TV or that I had heard people talk about,” he said. he continued.

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The country music star revealed that the song actually came to her in the middle of the night.

“But the song really came out of nowhere in the middle of the night, the chorus did it and just a giveaway,” Jackson said in another video shared on Twitter. “I got up and scribbled it down and put the melody on so I wouldn’t forget it. And then the next day I started to put all those verses together.”

Jackson also shared that the song is more than just a “9/11 connection” and that he always plays it at shows because he feels fans want to hear it.

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“It’s more than just a connection to 9/11,” the country music star said. “I mean, the real hook, these are just quotes straight out of the bible anyway. I mean, always at night, this is one of my biggest songs on the show and it’s is hard to follow… I see so many supporting them lighters and they are happy to hear it and I think they are moved and happy that they did. “




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