The Newnan Times-Herald


Country star Alan Jackson selling home

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 14, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Country star Alan Jackson selling home

Photo courtesy of Alan Jackson's website

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Country music star Alan Jackson is selling his northern Georgia home for $6.4 million.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution citing an online real estate listing, says Jackson's shorefront home on Lake Burton in Clarkesville comes with five bedrooms along with six full and three half bathrooms. The 1.2-acre estate is gated with a family room, bar and an outdoor full bath.
The 7,687 square-foot home was built in 2008.

"The gracious open floor plan affords large gatherings without sacrificing intimacy, offering comfortable lakeside living at its finest," notes real-estate website Zillow. "A professionally equipped kitchen is centrally located to accommodate the family room, dining area and lakeside screened porch with fireplace. 

"Additional outdoor living spaces include a terrace level covered porch, flagstone patio with fire pit and 2-story boathouse with swim dock. Details include a main floor owner's suite, lake views from all bedrooms, terrace level family room with bar & game area, outdoor full bath, gated entry, 2 car garage."

It's being listed with Harry Norman Realtors. It had been listed for sale with the same company in 2009 and 2010.

The $6.4 million asking price is considerably higher than what Zillow estimates comparable homes are worth.

Newnan native Jackson broke out in 1990 with his neo-traditional style of honky-tonk country music that earned him several multiplatinum records. His hit songs include "Chattahoochee," ''She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)" and "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

Jackson is also known for sporting his signature white hat. He grew up in a musical family, singing gospel at home at church and as part of a local duo as a teenager.