Why Alan Jackson’s Song About 9/11 Is Even More Powerful 14 Years Later

Alan Jackson wrote “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Now, 14 years later, the reflections we have are more powerful because we can see our emotions more clearly. Whether we were grateful to be safe, mourning those who weren’t, angry, sad, afraid, close to the attacks, or on the other side of the country; seeing Jackson perform the song at the Grand Old Opry brings us back to that day. 14 years later, America is stronger than ever because our great nation survived.

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