The notoriously reserved Alan Jackson is not a big fan of interviews. He simply just doesn't like talking about himself! But in this candid chat, The Boot stretches the living legend out of his comfort zone a little bit, getting him to open up about life at home with his girls, the young stars who impress him and his surprisingly simple plans to celebrate turning the big 5-0.

If you're not on the road touring, what is a typical day like for you?

I get up with the girls [his three daughters] about 5:30 in the morning and get them off to school. I try to work out two or three days a week. We have a trainer come to the house and I walk a three-mile track around the property. I do stuff around the house, fiddle with my cars and boats. Typically, we're going to ball games two, three or four days a week -- basketball, volleyball or soccer.