The ‘Hard Work and a Hammer’ singer was putting in a full day’s work before he was a teenager.

At age 12, Alan Jackson took a job repairing shoes at a store in his hometown of Newnan, Ga. Later he worked as a forklift operator at K-Mart and, upon moving to Nashville, the mail room at TNN. Jackson was 27 years old when his wife bumped into Glen Campbell while she was working as a flight attendant. She slipped him her husband’s demo, and before long, he was singing some of country music's greatest songs for a living.

KNUE 101.5 and The Oil Palace are bringing Jackson to Tyler on Feb. 25 for what will be a fantastic concert. There are still tickets left, but they're going fast. You can buy them here.

Read the announcement of Jackson's concert here.

And, in the meantime, have a little "Remember When."

"Before He Was Famous" from Billy Dukes with Taste Of Country