JIM AND JACK AND HANK
‘Jim and Jack and Hank’ is the first single from the forthcoming Alan Jackson album ANGELS AND ALCOHOL out July 24th 2015.
‘Jim and Jack and Hank’, is reminiscent of early Nineties country and marks a return to Jackson’s country beginnings.
Jim and Jack and Hank’s first verse details Jackson’s disgruntled girlfriend leaves him for good, speeding out of town with the couple’s beloved dog in the passenger seat. From there Jackson turns to the bottle for comfort. As long as he’s got the company of Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Hank Williams (Both Sr. and Jr. are mentioned in the track), he concludes he doesn’t need her to remain by his side.
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.