12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nashville fads swing back and forth between pop and twang, but for the last fifteen years, chart-topper Alan Jackson has sat smack dab in the middle with a big, friendly smile on his face, racking up one hit after another. On his fourteenth album, the laid-back Georgia native offers his usual mix of heartfelt love songs, toe-tapping honky tonk, and unapologetically dopey novelty tunes. It kicks off with "Too Much of a Good Thing," an irresistible hit single with the feel of a timeless country classic, and continues along the same vein with Jackson's oaken vocals gliding atop a sweet mix of fiddles, guitars, and pedal steel. The mournful "Monday Morning Church" features harmony vocals from Jackson's fellow neo-traditionalist Patty Loveless, while "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues" was a goofy and therefore unexpected radio hit. Jackson also introduces his fans to country newcomers the Wrights, a husband-wife duo who wrote two of the songs here, adding their considerable talents to the already-swinging Alan Jackson sound. This is commercial country music at its very best.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nashville fads swing back and forth between pop and twang, but for the last fifteen years, chart-topper Alan Jackson has sat smack dab in the middle with a big, friendly smile on his face, racking up one hit after another. On his fourteenth album, the laid-back Georgia native offers his usual mix of heartfelt love songs, toe-tapping honky tonk, and unapologetically dopey novelty tunes. It kicks off with "Too Much of a Good Thing," an irresistible hit single with the feel of a timeless country classic, and continues along the same vein with Jackson's oaken vocals gliding atop a sweet mix of fiddles, guitars, and pedal steel. The mournful "Monday Morning Church" features harmony vocals from Jackson's fellow neo-traditionalist Patty Loveless, while "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues" was a goofy and therefore unexpected radio hit. Jackson also introduces his fans to country newcomers the Wrights, a husband-wife duo who wrote two of the songs here, adding their considerable talents to the already-swinging Alan Jackson sound. This is commercial country music at its very best.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Alan Jackson #1 Fan ,

One of the Best albums Ever, Seriously.

I grew up with this album blasting throughout the house, you could hear it from across the lake.
Just listening to it now brings back so many great memories- Alan Jackson has a knack of doing that from time to time!!!!
Great Lyrics- Check
One of a kind voice- Double Check
Everlasting Timeless Classic Hits- Triple Check!!!!
Definitive remark- This is a terrific Alan Jackson album that you're missing out on if you don't already have it.

Racer 21 ,

Good as Ever

Alan Jackson does it again with his fourteenth studio record. I grew up listning to the likes of Alan and George Strait and Brooks & Dunn and this CD fits the mold of all the classics I remember. Almost every song is worth listening to over and over. Recomended for both the Alan Jackson fan and the casual country listener alike

collinlozo ,

One of the best

I'm a huuge Alan Jackson fan and I love this album because it is good pure country that is easy to listen to.

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