Here's something you don't see very often.  Alan Jackson taking off his hat.  The rare gesture came after singing 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' when George Jones died.

I once heard a rumor, he was asked to perform without his hat at a church and he told his manager to cancel the show.  Now, I don't know if that's true, but they say there's some truth to any rumor.

Alan even wears his hat while water skiing in his 'Chattahoochee' video.


There is a few shots of Alan hatless. This is one from 2005 at the CMA Awards in New York City.

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This one I found on Taste of Country.

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I also found a website with a gallery of really old pictures of Alan without his hat.  There's even a few without his signature mustache.

It's a rare occasion for Alan to remove his hat in public, but it seems it's only done at monumental moments.