Country Throwback: Alan Jackson Performs ‘Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow’ on ‘Nashville Now’ in 1991

by Will Shepard

Alan Jackson is a country icon, and it’s safe to say that the world misses seeing his blonde mullet and mustache more than they already do. But, all the way back in 1991, Jackson performed on “Nashville Now.”

In front of a raucous audience, the country musician sang “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” With his patented twang, shirt buttoned all the way up, tan blazer, and cowboy hat he stands at the mic and gives a soulful rendition.

The Country Music Hall of Famer performs the song from his debut album Here in the Real World. Interestingly, that song reached number two on the country charts in 1990.

Certainly, for those who got to be at the live show, this song got the biggest rouse out of the crowd from the night. For those who did not get to attend the show, it is quite evident how much the audience loves the song.

During the entirety of the performance, the audience is singing along and cheering just as loudly. And after the song concludes, the audience at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena gives Jackson a standing ovation.

Alan Jackson’s Amazing Performance

Jackson actually co-wrote “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” with another legendary songwriter, Jim McBride. To open the performance, “Nashville Now” host, Ralph Emery, gives a nod to Jackson’s number one album. As Randy Travis and Vern Gosdin look on in anticipation, Jackson begins singing passionately.

Jackson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017. The singer-songwriter joins Ralph Emery in the Hall of Fame. Perhaps even cooler though, is that the radio mentioned in the song’s opening line resides at the Hall of Fame too.

“Daddy won a radio / He turned it to a country show.” The radio Jackson is singing about is a General Electric 11R22 AM/FM table radio.

After the song, and a bit later on in the show, Jackson got back on stage. He sang his single “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

So, without further ado, watch the live performance below.