Alan Jackson Has A New Album On The Way
Set Will Be His First Since Changing Record Labels
Alan Jackson will release a new album, “Thirty Miles West,” on June 5. It will be his first project since moving from his longtime record label home, Arista Nashville, to EMI Records Nashville last year. The project will be released in conjunction with his own imprint, ACR (Alan’s Country Records). His longtime producer Keith Stegall remains at the helm.
Two singles have been released from the album so far, “Long Way To Go” and current single “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore.”
Explaining the album title, Jackson says, “There’s this highway that’s been in existence for forever now. It’s called the Dixie Highway and it runs from north of Michigan all the way down to South Florida, and I wrote a song about it that’s on the album. I grew up on Highway 34 outside of Newnan, Ga., and that’s where we came up with ‘Thirty Miles West.’ I think we were about 30 miles west of the official part of the Dixie Highway that runs through Georgia.”
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