LEAD SINGLE ‘JIM AND JACK AND HANK’ AT RADIO NOW!
Sony Music Entertainment is proud to announce Country superstar Alan Jackson is set to release his new studio album, ANGELS AND ALCOHOL, on Friday July 24th 2015. This will be Alan’s first studio album of all new material in three years and Jackson personally wrote seven of the ten tracks on the album, including the self-penned title track.
ANGELS AND ALCOHOL, his 15th studio album, comes 25 years after his debut landmark album HERE IN THE REAL WORLD. Since the release of HERE IN THE REAL WORLD, Jackson has released 22 albums including two Christmas albums, two gospel albums, three Greatest Hits collections and a Bluegrass album which included standards and eight original songs written by Jackson.
The new album was produced by Jackson’s long-time collaborator and friend Keith Stegall who has produced every one of Jackson’s 23 albums over the past 25 years with the exception of just one album, LIKE RED ON A ROSE, which was produced by Alison Krauss.
Jackson wrote the majority of the new album himself, turning to contributing songwriters Michael White (who penned Blake Shelton’s second Number One hit ‘The Baby’) and Troy Jones (Billy Currington’s ‘People Are Crazy’ and ‘Pretty Good at Drinking Beer’) for three of the album’s ten tracks. The first single off the new album, ‘Jim and Jack and Hank’, is reminiscent of early Nineties country and marks a return to Jackson’s country beginnings.
In August, 2014 the Country Music Hall of Fame opened an exhibit celebrating Jackson’s 25 years in the music industry. The exhibit highlighted the different milestones in his career with memorabilia collected over the years. His 25th Anniversary ‘Keeping It Country’ Tour began January 8, 2015, in Estero, FL.
ANGELS AND ALCOHOL has just been released in the US and is already #2 on the iTunes country chart and #7 on the main album chart.
Alan debuted the title track ANGELS AND ALCOHOL on the album on the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. To see the performance click the link below