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YMMV: Alan Jackson
  • Covered Up: Several instances.
    • Many country music fans are unaware that "Mercury Blues" is a pop standard from 1949, having been covered by The Steve Miller Band among others.
    • Or that "Summertime Blues" was recorded by several artists, including original singer Eddie Cochran and The Who.
    • "Song for the Life" was first recorded by its writer, Rodney Crowell, and had been recorded by several other acts.
    • "Tall, Tall Trees" was written by George Jones and Roger Miller, both of whom recorded it in the sixties.
    • "Little Bitty," written by Tom T. Hall, was originally recorded by him as well.
    • His version of "Who's Cheatin' Who" is far more well-known than Charly McClain's original.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)", often considered one of the most truly moving and emotional songs written in response to 9/11. This song won the Grammy for Best Country Song for a reason. It also was named #1 on CMT's Top 100 lists for both "Television Moments" and "Songs of the Decade" (2000s).
  • Ending Fatigue: He has a tendency to over-write at times:
    • "I Still Like Bologna" has a third verse that doesn't really add anything to the song. Four verses is just a little too much.
    • "Long Way to Go" repeats the chorus about four times at the end.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Although it's blatantly a Take That to pop singers who cross over to country, "Gone Country" is often interpreted as a celebration of the genre.
  • Painful Rhyme: Also very present in his work.
    • "Where I Come From" contains some real gems: "turnpike"/"midnight," "Ventura"/"finger," "dinner"/"soprano," "Kentucky"/"thunder" and "Tulsa"/"salsa".
    • "Ice" and "about" in "Good Time".
    • "Ashpalt" and "red dirt" in "Country Boy".
  • Signature Song: "Don't Rock the Jukebox", "Chattahoochee", "Gone Country", "Where Were You", "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" to name a few.
  • Tear Jerker: "Where Were You" as mentioned above. There's also "Monday Morning Church", where a man is so upset by his religious wife dying that he can hardly even look at her Bible or talk to God.
    • "Sissy's Song", which he wrote as a tribute to his long-time housekeeper after she died suddenly.

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