Editors’ Notes Alan Jackson continues his streak as one of the most consistent, classy songwriters in country music with Angels and Alcohol, which brings together rowdy honky-tonk and thoughtful ballads. Jackson wrote or co-wrote all but three of these tunes, including the heartbreaking title track and the sing-along single “Jim and Jack and Hank.” But our favorite is “You Never Know,” where Jackson smirks his way through a tale of falling head-over-heels for a “chicken-legged gal with freckles on her face, stringy blonde hair and a 20-inch waist.”

SONG
You Can Always Come Home
1
5:13
 
You Never Know
2
3:34
 
Angels and Alcohol
3
3:33
 
Gone Before You Met Me
4
3:25
 
The One You're Waiting On
5
4:13
 
Jim and Jack and Hank
6
4:38
 
I Leave a Light On
7
3:17
 
Flaws
8
4:17
 
When God Paints
9
3:09
 
Mexico, Tequila and Me
10
3:25