Last night American Idol fans got a dose of country, courtesy of top four finalist Scotty McCreery. The L.A. Times reports that the singer choose to sing Alan Jacksonâ€™s â€œWhere Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)?â€, in response to counsel from judge Jennifer Lopez about the importance of selecting songs that connect with the viewers at home. After the recent killing of Osama Bin Laden, Jacksonâ€™s September 11 tribute is sure to have resonated with the audience, and McCreery remains an Idol top favorite. Â
Over in Franklin, Tennessee however, it looks like Alan Jackson hasnâ€™t managed to form a connection with his Tuscan villa. The country crooner purchased the lavish pad in June, 2010 for $3,675,000, and put it right back on the market less than five months later for $3,995,000. Â
The 14,040 square-foot mansion includes 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 2 partial baths, a wine cellar, theater, gym, workshop, and a 6 car garage. Thereâ€™s also an elevator to transport guests to and from all those rooms, and outside resides a gorgeous saltwater pool and spa and an outdoor kitchen. Who knew that country livinâ€™ could be so good?