Denise Jackson's Moment in the Spotlight


Lorianne Crook with Denise Jackson (r), author and wife of Alan Jackson, filming a one-on-one, 30-minute interview on GAC's Offstage with Lorianne Crook, premiering Tuesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

July 30, 2007 — GAC's Lorianne Crook gets the inside scoop on the new book, "It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life," during a one-on-one, 30-minute interview with Denise Jackson, author and wife of the platinum recording artist, Alan Jackson, during the premiere of GAC's Offstage with Lorianne Crook, Tuesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET. Lorianne and Denise settle down at the home of the famous couple for an in-depth interview about the book, which explains how Denise's return to faith helped heal the wounds in her marriage.

"I'm not a writer and I’m terrible at expressing myself and telling people my intimate feelings, but I feel God called me to write this book so that He could draw others to Himself," says Denise, "and so through my personal story he could tell how He transformed my life, ultimately saved my marriage; and how He can do the same thing for other people."

"This is one of the most riveting interviews I've ever done," says Lorianne. "Denise Jackson speaks about her 30-year love story with Alan Jackson as openly as she writes about it in her new book. I've read the book four times now, and I keep finding meaningful life lessons in the brutally honest and beautiful way she tells her story."

Last week in Nashville, Alan proudly played second fiddle at a glamorous party in honor of Denise's book, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, The Tennessean reports.

About 250 well-dressed friends and admirers gathered to celebrate Denise's book, which hits streets Tuesday. The book is a candid description of the Jacksons' marriage and how finding God helped Denise find herself. She co-wrote the book with Ellen Vaughn, who also walked the red carpet.

First lady Laura Bush sent a letter stating, "Among life's greatest gifts are the love, companionship and support shared by a husband and wife, and I admire you for sharing your story."

Denise, clad in a peach Mandalay dress, and Alan and their daughters Mattie, 17, Ali, 13 and Dani, 9, stepped off a black tour bus to stroll down the red carpet.

Denise isn't comfortable yet being the one in the spotlight. "It feels very awkward, actually, but very exciting," she admitted. "It's very odd for him to be standing at the end of the line."

Alan said he has no problem playing the celebrity spouse. "It's a lot better spot to be in, man," he said. "I've been in the spotlight too long, so I'm glad to be in the backfield." Although usually camera-shy, he willingly and patiently posed for photographs with Denise and the girls. "It's awesome," Ali said of her mom. Mattie added, "We are so proud of her."

GAC's Lorianne Crook gets the inside scoop on the book tomorrow during a one-on-one, 30-minute interview with Denise during the premiere of "GAC's Offstage with Lorianne Crook" at 8 p.m. ET.