Story Behind the Song: ‘Sissy’s Song,’ Alan Jackson

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Alan Jackson talked to The Boot about the tragic inspiration behind his latest hit.

I wrote it for a girl that worked for us who died. She was a lady that looked after the whole house. Leslie Fitzgerald was her real name, but we called her Sissy. She had an accident on a motorcycle. She was 40-something. She was just somebody who was in our house everyday … then all of a sudden [she was] gone. When people get old, you expect them to die, but it’s different when they are young and it’s tragic like that.

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