July 27

“Drive (For Daddy Gene)” is Alan Jackson’s Dedication to his Father

Alan Jackson, dad, and mom

A father and a son kind of relationship is one of the utmost above others. The love that binds them is undeniably greater than anything else. Everybody can relate to this especially those who were very attached to their fathers. As a child, your father will be your shield no matter what, even when you’re already a grown up. As a father, you consider your son as your greatest counterpart. If you miss your dad or the other way around, listen to Alan Jackson’s “Drive (For Daddy Gene).” The song will make your eyes water.

“Drive (For Daddy Gene)” was Alan Jackon’s dedication song to his late father, Eugene Jackson. He recalls, him and his father driving around the countryside with their old truck. They also go around the lake with an old boat. Eugene Jackson died on January 31, 2000. Indeed, this is a song we would like to devote to all fathers.


Alan Jackson himself wrote the words and lyrics of “Drive (For Daddy Gene).” It was released in 2002 from his album of the same name. Due to its profound message, people were moved and gave a great response to the song. It was one of the most successful singles of Alan Jackson. In fact, it became number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

The music video aligns with the lyrics as well as Alan Jackson’s experience with his father. It can be seen in the video, a boy with his father driving around in a speedboat. Then, they both, having a good time driving around in a truck.

The album “Drive” won “Album of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2003. Moreover, the “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” music video won “Video of the Year” on the same award and year.

Alan Jackson and family

Perhaps, we don’t know the in-depth story of Alan and his father’s relationship. Nevertheless, the song “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” can describe what kind and how sturdy their connection is. It is obvious how impeccable a father Eugene was to Allan. Meanwhile, Allan shows respect and love towards his father.

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Alan Jackson, Drive, Drive (For Daddy Gene)

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