Despite an internet death hoax that is currently circulating, it looks like Alan Jackson is still alive and is pursuing the “honky-tonk dream.”

On Wednesday (Nov. 16), a dubious news source by the name of FNews2 published a post claiming that Jackson had passed away at the age of 64 along with a graphic showing the “Chattahoochee” singer in a frame with candles and red roses.

After Jackson’s purported death was reported on the website, the rumor started to circulate on social media sites including WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

Given that the publication frequently publishes fabricated obituaries of well-known actors, artists, and other figures, like Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, and more, FNews2 does not seem to be a reliable news source.

Alan Jackson’s team has been contacted by Music Mayhem for comment, but they have not yet returned it.

Jackson’s latest Instagram post, which includes a clip of the late country singer’s most recent CMA Awards acceptance speech, looks to have made some sort of indirect reference to the death rumor, even though he and his crew have not yet spoken directly to it.

“Still pursuing the honky-tonk lifestyle, y’all!” is the caption of the video.

Jackson had a “wonderful night” at the 56th Annual CMA Awards, when he received the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored with a star-studded tribute performance from Carrie Underwood, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, and Dierks Bentley, one week previous to the online death rumors.

The next day, the native of Georgia posted a picture of his family, which included his wife Denise and their three children, Mattie, Alexandra, and Dani, on his tour bus behind the prestigious awards ceremony.

“What a great evening at the @CMA Awards with loved ones, friends, and supporters.” Jackson tagged his photo with “#CMAAwards.”

Jackson’s eldest child, Mattie Jackson Selecman, also posted a number of images to social media recapping the event and sending her father a sincere congratulations.

“I have seen Dad perform so many times I lost count. Selecman began, “32 years of award shows, a few White House trips, backstages and sound booths, you name it. “

“But over the past couple of years, I’ve started to see other people watch him too—all the fans, heck, even incredibly successful musicians.”

Then Mattie continued by expressing how much it meant to her to see the positive effects her father’s music and profession have had on other people.

“Dad constantly watched George, Hank, and Loretta with the same sense of awe, admiration, and sheer joy in their eyes. The Georgian lanky blond cowboy is now a legend to those who follow, whether he’ll confess it or not,” Mattie said.

“You popularized mustaches and frayed pants. You’ve consistently gotten our feedback and incorporated it into your songs. More generously than most people would ever realize, you’ve donated what you’ve made.

“When the world was in despair, you gave it hope. You also reminded us what true living and real love is, and you gave the voice of the little man to everyone.
Congratulations on receiving the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award from the CMA. We adore you a lot, Dado! A lot deserved!”

Jackson and his family later gathered for an engagement party to celebrate Mattie’s recent engagement.

Alan Jackson’s Last Call: One More For The Road Tour, which made stops in 30 cities throughout the country earlier this year, has came to an end.

Jackson’s tour was his first significant one following the fall of 2021 disclosure of his Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) illness diagnosis.

Jackson previously stated, “I’ve always respected my heroes like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and Charley Pride who just play as much as they want to, as long as they can.”

He said, smiling, “I’ll try to do as much as I can, but if I’m comin’ your way, come visit me. I’ve always thought I’d like to do that, and I’d like to as long as my health will allow.”

Every time a ticket was purchased, the country legend gave $1 to the CMT Research Foundation.