Jackson is known as a staunch supporter of traditional Country music and showed his solidarity with George Jones, one of country music's legends, in 1999. Jones was asked by the Country Music Association to trim his performance of his song, "Choices
," to 90 seconds for the live broadcast. Insulted by the request, Jones refused to attend. Jackson, who was the CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1995, interrupted the performance of his own song, "Pop a Top," to sing part of "Choices." Jackson later said to CMT.com in 2010 that Jones, who had recently survived a horrific car crash, deserved to sing the song and the way he was treated "made me mad."