He has topped the country singles charts thirty five times and had more than fifty Top Ten hits writing or co-wrighting twenty five of them and is a sixteen times Country Music Association Award recipient.
Since his emergence on the scene in 1989 with ‘Here In The Real World’, Alan Jackson has come a long way, albeit that the song only made a number three placing in American but held the number one spot in neighbouring Canada.
His new album ‘Thirty Miles West’ has just been released a few days ago and it is his first album to be released under a new partnership between his own ACR (Alan’s Country Records) label and EMI Records in Nashville .
This is Jackson’s fourteenth studio album and of the thirteen songs featured ,he has written six.
As usual it is Alan Jackson at his very best vocally, complimented by great musicianship and production by Keith Stegall with an eclectic mixture of moods and songs.
The lead single from the album ‘So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore’ is already riding the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and if time track is value for money then ‘Dixie Highway’ is a seven and a half minute epic in the company of Zac Brown.
It’s worthy of a place in any country collectors library as Jackson is still firmly ‘here in the real world’ of modern country music.
Alan Jackson Thirty Miles West Humphead Records