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Trivia / Alan Jackson

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  • Black Sheep Hit: His biggest hit was the Jimmy Buffett duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere", which fit Buffett's laid-back, beachy style well but was a bit of a departure for the more twangy and buttoned-down Alan.
  • Creator's Oddball: Both of the Precious Memories albums were covers of Christian hymns and gospel standards, with more stripped-down production. They were both followed by further examples: the first volume was followed by the slick, smooth, mellow Like Red on a Rose (also his only album not to be produced by Keith Stegall), and the second by The Bluegrass Album.
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  • Name's the Same: He waited until 1996 to release "Home", a cut from his debut album, so that it wouldn't get confused with Joe Diffie's 1990 release of the same name.
  • Throw It In!: Jackson began whistling at the end of "Right on the Money", unaware that the tape was still running. He and Keith Stegall both liked the sound and left it in.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: "www.memory" could only have come out during the Internet explosion at the Turn of the Millennium. The video goes a step further as it prominently features a woman driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser, a car which was popular at the time but which quickly developed a poor reputation.
  • What Could Have Been: "It's Alright to Be a Redneck" was supposed to have been the fourth single off When Somebody Loves You, but it was pulled after only a few weeks so that Alan could release "Where Were You" in the wake of 9/11.


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