Alan Jackson Bluegrass Album Set to Be Released in September
Alan Jackson has had an amazing career. The legendary singer has accomplished pretty much everything he has set out to do, with one glaring exception. Jackson hasn’t released a true bluegrass album. Now, it’s become a reality, as the singer has just announced the album and its release date.
Jackson took to Twitter to post a photo of himself and what appears to be the whole crew of folks standing in a recording studio. He accompanied the pic with the announcement:
— Alan Jackson (@OfficialJackson) July 12, 2013
This pure bluegrass album has been a project Jackson has wanted to do for quite a while. Bluegrass Today has picked up on Alan’s desire to make this album over the past couple of years. He made it clear that his collaboration with bluegrass singer/songwriter/producer Alison Krauss doesn’t count, as he told the Boot last summer:
“I’ve always wanted to make a bluegrass album. I tried to do that before with Alison Krauss. She took me in there and we made that easy-listening album. It was a cool album and I’m really proud of that, too. But it was a long way from bluegrass by the time we got through with it.”
Jackson has kept the new project a secret until now. The new album was recorded in just five sessions over a two day span, and the most work they did on any of the 11 tracks was three takes. will include eight Jackson originals, as well as covers of bluegrass legends the Dillards’ ‘There Is a Time’, as well as John Anderson’s ‘Wild And Blue’ and Bill Monroe’s ‘Blue Moon Of Kentucky’.
Fans have to be happy with the efficiency with which the country legend has been putting out music these days. The September 24 release will be Jackson’s second album this year, and his third in 15 months.