When you think of the artists that have put their stamp on country music and will forever be thought of as one of the greatest, the name Alan Jackson is one of the first that comes to mind. I would put Alan in the class with Garth and George as the true troubadours of my generation.
We have all heard the phrase "it's five o'clock somewhere" but back in 2003 Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett showed us exactly how to make that happen. The video for the party anthem of the decade premiered on CMT on this date 13 years ago today.
I grew up with a roll of quarters in my pocket. I always had some change with me in case I found a jukebox. I was always drawn to the lights on that music machine and would put in endless amounts of change picking all my favorites. While other kids were gathered around the Tetris machine
Alan Jackson's admiration for his father is well-known, and it's been the inspiration for some previous hits. Another could come from his new Angels and Alcohol album. The singer says the first track came from good advice his dad gave him.
Not long before he died, George Jones penned a final letter to Alan Jackson. He was asking for a favor, one the younger country singer was likely happy to fulfill. Now, as Jackson releases his Angels and Alcohol album he's shared a photo of that letter with Taste of Country readers.
Suddenly, every Alan Jackson fan is looking forward to summer. For the first time in three years, the legendary country music artist will release a studio album of all-new music. Titled Angels and Alcohol, Jackson's 15th studio album is set to hit this July.
The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards, are just around the corner, but the list of performers continues to grow! New additions to the lineup include Martina McBride and Alan Jackson, so it's proving to be another star-studded year.