Jackson is among the top finalists in the 2011 Malibu Music Awards. He subimitted his song, Just Thought You Should Know. The awards show will be held Saturday night, September 24, at the Malibu Country Mart. The competition was open to songwriters from all around the country. Songs are being reviewed by a panel of judges from the music industry including Meg Hanson (Universal A&R), Chris Henry (Nashville), Heath Caan (LiveNation), Jenna Vorhees (Universal), Vince Qunitero (former Sony A&R), and Kevin Carson (EMI). Jackson is hoping to see you all in Malibu!