Alan Jackson Providing Full Commentary in Broadcast of New Album ‘Where Have You Gone’: How to Listen

by Katie Maloney
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New Alan Jackson music is awesome. New Alan Jackson music with live commentary from Jackson himself is even better.

Alan Jackson is one of the best-selling country music artists of all time with over 75 million records sold worldwide. He’s also a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has topped the country charts with 35 number one songs and 15 number one albums. Additionally, Jackson has won two Grammys, 16 CMAs, and 17 ACMs. In conclusion, Alan Jackson knows how to produce great music. And just a few days ago he released his brand new studio album, “Where Have You Gone.” It’s his first country release in over five years. 

You’ve probably listened to the entire album multiple times by now. If you haven’t, we highly recommend you do. And what better way to do so than with live commentary from Alan Jackson himself? Jackson shared a photo of his latest album cover on Twitter. Along with the photo, he announced his upcoming work with WSM radio – the official station of the Grand Ole Opry.

Jackson wrote, “Listen to #WhereHaveYouGone on @WSMradio Saturday at 2pm/c and Sunday at 7pm/c as he takes over the station and provides a track-by-track commentary on the new album. Listen on 650 AM, http://WSMonline.com, or via the WSM app!”

Alan Jackson Said This Album is a ‘Little Harder Country’ Than the Rest of His Music

Alan Jackson wrote 15 of the 21 tracks for “Where Have You Gone.” In a press release for the album on his website, Jackson talked about the way he strived to encapsulate the true country feel for this album. He said that real country is inspired by both a combination of instruments and a way of life.

“When I write, I visualize back home and growing up. Real country songs are life and love and heartache, drinking and Mama and having a good time…but it’s the sounds of the instruments, too,” said Jackson. “The steel and acoustic guitar, the fiddle – those things have a sound and a tone…and getting that right, the way those things make you feel, that’s country, too.”

Alan Jackson added that he had an unexpected emotional response while listening to the final version of the album.

“It’s a little harder country than even I’ve done in the past,” said Jackson. “And it’s funny, I was driving and listening to the final mixes Keith sent me, and I started to tear up. I was surprised to get so overly emotional, but I just love this kind of music.”

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