He's sold over 75 million records. He's had an incredible 35 Number One Hits. He's a Country Music Hall of Famer, an undeniable country music superstar. He's still putting out hit after hit after hit after hit.

He's Alan Jackson. But apparently, before there was Alan Jackson there was...

Al Jackson.

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Here, from 1985, watch an unknown  'Al' Jackson on You Can Be A Star on the old TNN network. I guess 'Al' wasn't quite good enough to sing from the stage, but he sure did pick a great song to sing! And yep, you can already hear the great voice that would move 'Al' to 'Alan'...Jackson, that is.

 

12 Businesses That Would Do Great in Sioux Falls' Abandoned Gordmans Building

For thirty years the people of Sioux Falls saw the sign for Gordmans off-price department store across the parking lot from the Empire Mall.

In September of 2020, the store closed for its final time. Since then the building has sat empty, something that doesn't happen too often in Sioux Falls.

We were wondering what people in Sioux Falls would like to see take over the space. Some folks wanted their Gordmans back. It was a great place to find deals on clothing. But, all the Gordmans are gone, so that's a no-go.

And since we've gotten our Chick Fil A and Chipotle, the city is primed for another thing to line up for.