History Music / AlanJackson

8th Nov '15 12:49:39 PM Twentington
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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: "I Don't Even Know Your Name" is about a man who gets drunk and marries a waitress who is missing some teeth without remembering it.
10th Jul '15 11:09:03 AM Twentington
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** Similarly, the third chorus of "I Still Like Bologna" changes "the sound of a whippoorwill down a country road" to "a Chevelle headin' down a gravel road".
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** Similarly, the third chorus of "I Still Like Bologna" changes "the sound of a whippoorwill down a country road" to "a Chevelle headin' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-Davidson_Shovelhead_engine shovelhead]] down a gravel road".
19th Mar '15 10:36:03 AM Twentington
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* HeavyMeta: Besides the three-minute example listed below, this is also present in "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues," where a songwriter takes his car in for repairs and is given a bunch of fixup suggestions. The repairman then notices that his customer is a songwriter, and offers him a song which the songwriter then offers fixup suggestions on in a similar fashion:
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* HeavyMeta: Besides the three-minute example listed below, this is also present in "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues," where a songwriter takes his car in for repairs and is given a bunch of fixup suggestions. The repairman then notices that his customer is a songwriter, and offers him a song which the songwriter then offers fixup fix-up suggestions on in a similar fashion:

And your verse is runnin' on verbs that are way too weak
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And your verse is runnin' on verbs that are way too weakweak"
8th Mar '15 12:41:57 AM Twentington
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Alan Eugene Jackson was born October 17, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia. started out unassumingly enough in 1989 on Arista Records, which at the time had virtually no experience in the country music business. He was even working with Keith Stegall, a former solo singer with no production experience. Although his debut single "Blue Blooded Woman" flopped, he first cracked the Top 40 in 1990 with "Here in the Real World" and enjoyed nearly 20 years of hits. Coinciding with his departure from Arista, he provided duet vocals on ZacBrownBand's "As She's Walking Away". With his fortunes fading at radio in TheNewTens, Jackson has moved to his own label, Alan's Country Records, with distribution by EMI.
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Alan Eugene Jackson was born October 17, 1958 in Newnan, Georgia. started out unassumingly enough in 1989 on Arista Records, which at the time had virtually no experience in the country music business. He was even working with Keith Stegall, a former solo singer with no production experience. Although his debut single "Blue Blooded Woman" flopped, he first cracked the Top 40 in 1990 with "Here in the Real World" and enjoyed nearly 20 years of hits. Coinciding with his departure from Arista, he provided duet vocals on ZacBrownBand's Music/ZacBrownBand's "As She's Walking Away". With his fortunes fading at radio in TheNewTens, Jackson has moved to his own label, Alan's Country Records, with distribution by EMI.

Jackson also co-wrote singles for FaithHill ("I Can't Do That Anymore"), RandyTravis ("I'd Surrender All", "Better Class of Losers"), Clay Walker ("If I Could Make a Living") and ChelyWright ("Til I Was Loved by You"). His nephew Adam Wright, and Adam's wife, Shannon, record on Alan's label as The Wrights, and they have occasionally collaborated with him.
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Jackson also co-wrote singles for FaithHill Music/FaithHill ("I Can't Do That Anymore"), RandyTravis Music/RandyTravis ("I'd Surrender All", "Better Class of Losers"), Clay Walker ("If I Could Make a Living") and ChelyWright Music/ChelyWright ("Til I Was Loved by You"). His nephew Adam Wright, and Adam's wife, Shannon, record on Alan's label as The Wrights, and they have occasionally collaborated with him.

* DooWopProgression: "Remember When"
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* DooWopProgression: "Remember When"When".

* HeavyMeta: Besides the three-minute example listed below, this is also present in "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues," where songwriting is compared to fixing a car.
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* HeavyMeta: Besides the three-minute example listed below, this is also present in "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues," where songwriting a songwriter takes his car in for repairs and is compared to fixing given a car.bunch of fixup suggestions. The repairman then notices that his customer is a songwriter, and offers him a song which the songwriter then offers fixup suggestions on in a similar fashion: -->Well, I gave him my most sorrowful look\\ And I said, "This song's got a broken hook\\ I can order you a new one from Nashville, but it won't be cheap\\ And I know you've been using a cut-rate thesaurus\\ 'Cause your adverbs are backed up into your chorus\\ And your verse is runnin' on verbs that are way too weak

* ItWillNeverCatchOn: According to the liner notes of his first GreatestHitsAlbum, Jackson thought that "Chattahoochee" was too dependent on a localized reference (the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama/Georgia border) to become a hit. His worries were for naught, as it was the biggest country song of 1993.
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: According to the liner notes of his first GreatestHitsAlbum, Jackson thought that "Chattahoochee" was too dependent on a localized reference (the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama/Georgia border) to become a hit. His worries were for naught, as it was a #1 smash and the biggest country song of 1993.

* RereleaseTheSong: Alan wanted to release "Home" off his first album, but decided against it because there was another song out that had the same title. The original recording was finally released as a single from a GreatestHitsAlbum in 1996. Later on, he re-recorded "A Woman's Love", originally from 1998's ''High Mileage'', and released the re-recording from 2007's ''Like Red on a Rose''.
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* RereleaseTheSong: Alan wanted to release "Home" off his first album, but decided against it because there was another song out by Joe Diffie that had the same title. The original recording was finally released as a single from a GreatestHitsAlbum in 1996. Later on, he re-recorded "A Woman's Love", originally from 1998's ''High Mileage'', and released the re-recording from 2007's ''Like Red on a Rose''.

* SignatureStyle: He tends to use the same musicians from album to album, helping to define his ThreeChordsAndTheTruth style even more. Moreso on his early albums, he often let the musicians do a lot of solos.
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* SignatureStyle: He tends to use the same musicians from album to album, helping to define his ThreeChordsAndTheTruth style even more. Moreso on Not unlike Music/GeorgeStrait, he tends toward spare, uncluttered production most of the time, dominated by Brent Mason's "chicken pickin'" style of guitar playing along with healthy doses of fiddle and steel. Unlike Strait, Jackson writes the majority of his early albums, he often let the musicians do songs and has a lot of solos.more twangy voice.

* TakeThat: "Murder on Music Row," his duet with GeorgeStrait, is a big TakeThat to the crossover-happy country music climate of the early aughties.
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* TakeThat: "Murder on Music Row," his duet with GeorgeStrait, Music/GeorgeStrait, is a big TakeThat to slam of the crossover-happy country music climate of the early aughties.TurnOfTheMillennium.

* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Lampshaded on the back of his ''Who I Am'' album. The track numbers skip from 12 to 14, with a note saying "That's right, folks, I am just a bit superstitious. -- AJ". * ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Jackson is clearly influenced by the no-frills storytelling songs from the likes of MerleHaggard.
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Lampshaded on the back of his ''Who I Am'' album. The track numbers skip from 12 to 14, with a note saying "That's right, folks, I am just a bit superstitious. -- AJ".\n" * ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Jackson is clearly influenced by the no-frills storytelling songs from the likes of MerleHaggard.Music/MerleHaggard.

* VocalEvolution: His voice has gotten a little deeper with time. As of "Long Way to Go" (his first release for EMI), he also seems to have lost a lot of range.
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* VocalEvolution: His voice has gotten a little deeper and less whiny with time. As of "Long Way to Go" (his first release for EMI), he also his voice seems to have lost also gotten weaker, as it has less force and a lot of narrower range.

-->''I could pay off my tab, pour myself in a cab, \\ An' be back to work before two.\\ At a moment like this, I can't help but wonder,\\
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-->''I could pay off my tab, pour myself in a cab, \\ An' cab\\ And be back to work before two.\\ two\\ At a moment like this, I can't help but wonder,\\wonder\\

** And then Jimmy answers
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** And then Jimmy answers answers.
9th Feb '15 11:50:21 PM NemuruMaeNi
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cutting Berserk Button, looks episodic, as well as treating creator as fictional character (see Administrivia.Creator Page Guidelines)
* BerserkButton: Not really ''berserk'', but Alan gets upset whenever the older generation of country singers are pushed to the side. Most notably, when he performed at the 1999 Country Music Association awards show, one of his idols, GeorgeJones, had been asked to sing only a 90-second version of his hit "Choices". Jones refused and decided not to attend, and when Alan heard about this, he hatched a scheme with his band. When they performed their hit "I'll Go On Loving You", they stopped the song momentarily after the second chorus and played the chorus of "Choices". Jackson then walked offstage and left the building. He later groused that had Jones died in his car accident earlier that year, the CMA's would have run a 15-minute long tribute reel, but instead he lived and they wouldn't give him four minutes.
8th Jul '14 10:50:13 AM Twentington
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Alan tried this twice in 2006, releasing a gospel album and a more adult contemporary-sounding album within a few months. The gospel album was only a side project, and the latter (''Like Red on a Rose'') was... met with mixed reviews in comparison to his previous work. It sold poorly and only produced two singles. He returned to his traditional sound starting with ''Good Time'' and ''Freight Train.''
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Alan tried this twice in 2006, releasing a gospel album and a more adult contemporary-sounding album within a few months. The gospel album was only a side project, and the latter (''Like Red on a Rose'') was... was met with mixed reviews in comparison to his previous work. It work, sold poorly poorly, and only produced two singles. He returned to his traditional sound starting with ''Good Time'' and ''Freight Train.''Time''.
18th Jun '14 8:49:41 AM Twentington
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* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: Jackson created an "alanjacksonmemory.com" website as a tie-in to his 2000 single "www.memory".
15th May '14 1:44:13 AM Twentington
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NRLEP
* BigEater: Practically every third song has a reference to what kind of food he likes.
27th Mar '14 6:38:50 PM Twentington
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: According to the liner notes of his first GreatestHitsAlbum, Jackson thought that "Chattahoochee" was too dependent on a localized reference (the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama/Georgia border) to become a hit. His worries were for naught, as it was the biggest country song of 1993.
18th Jan '14 9:19:56 AM Riana1
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** And then Jimmy answers
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