Alan Jackson can’t stop crying.

Ruth Jackson, Alan Jackson’s beloved mother, died at her home in Newnan, Georgia. She had been alive for 86 years.

“As the inspiration behind some of his fans’ favorite music, Jackson became a celebrated part of son Alan Jackson’s career and life story,” read a statement on Alan’s social media pages announcing Ruth’s death. The statement was made in response to Ruth’s passing

Mama Ruth was laid to rest on January 12, 2017, just a few days after she died.