“It’s a little harder country than even I’ve done in the past”: Country music superstar Alan Jackson is back

“Real country songs are life and love and heartache, drinking and Mama and having a good time…but it’s the sounds of the instruments too” – Alan Jackson

Country music stalwart Alan Jackson is returning with his first album of all new music in six years. Where Have You Gone is his 16th studio album of 25 albums overall (including THREE greatest hits collections!).

He’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame so it’s no surprise that he wrote 15 of the 21 songs himself. Jackson explained: “It’s a little harder country than even I’ve done in the past…I was driving and listening to the final mixes Keith [Stegall, producer] sent me, and I started to tear up. I was surprised to get so overly emotional, but I just love this kind of music.”

The new record comes with high praise. UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe praised Jackson for having “implemented his poet’s perspective to weave together a masterful love letter to country music.”

There are songs written for his daughters’ weddings, his mother’s funeral, to pay tribute to Merle Haggard, and to soundtrack living the good life. He definitely knows how to have a little fun; he’s the man behind AJ’s Good Time Bar, a four-story honky-tonk in the heart of downtown Nashville offering live music and a rooftop view of Music City.

Where Have You Gone is due out on May 14, 2021, on Snakefarm Records.

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