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Thirty Miles West
Alan Jackson is looking to really reconnect with fans with his newest record Thirty Miles West. You’ll find raw, heartfelt emotion and tracks that stem from the artist’s recent life experiences. Alan wrote six songs off the 13-track record including “When I Saw You Leaving” and “Her Life’s a Song”, both of which are inspired by his family. After decades with Arista Nashville, he is now signed to Capitol/EMI Records Nashville and brought in a whole new group of players to fill his studio crew this time around.
“He just felt like everybody kind of gets way too comfortable and he just wanted to shake things up a little bit,” his producer Keith Stegall explained.
Maybe you are wondering the story behind the unique album title? It’s another aspect of this record that is close to Alan’s heart. “There’s this highway that’s been in existence for forever now – it’s called the Dixie Highway and it runs from north of Michigan all the way down to South Florida, and I wrote a song about it that’s on the album. I grew up on Highway 34 outside of Newnan, Georgia, and that’s where we came up with Thirty Miles West. I think we were about thirty miles west of the official part of the Dixie Highway that runs through Georgia.”
Click here to find out when the Alan Jackson episode of Noteworthy at the Opry airs on GAC.
Here’s “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore” live on the Opry stage:
Track List (click here to purchase)
1. Gonna Come Back as a Country Song
2. You Go Your Way
3. Everything But The Wings
4. Talk Is Cheap
5. So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore
6. Look Her in the Eyes and Lie
7. Dixie Highway (featuring Zac Brown Band)
8. She Don’t Get High
9. Her Life’s A Song
10. Nothin’ Fancy
11. Long Way To Go
12. Life Keeps Bringin’ Me Down
13. When I Saw You Leaving (For Nicey)
Jana Kramer, a woman with many television credits to her name, is now pursuing her true passion. “I love acting, but my heart and soul is in singing. I’ve been terrified to pursue this dream because it’s so personal to me…This is what I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve wanted to do music my entire life.” This Michigan native grew up listening to artists like Patsy Cline, so it is no surprise the strong pull she feels toward country music. “Country music is in my blood. I love country music because it tells a story and I have a lot of stories to tell.”
Jana’s self-titled, debut album released this week from Elektra Nashville. The lead single from the album “Why Ya Wanna” is already up to No. 18 on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart. She even gave fans an inside peek to the album by leaking an additional track to iTunes early. Click here to download her song “Good Time Comin’ On” now, and click here to purchase the album.
She’s giving back to fans in another big way. The Jana Kramer album release party will be on June 7th here in Nashville. It is free & open to the public but a now sold-out VIP experience was also offered to fans through her website.
This up-and-coming artist will be taking her music to stages all around the country this summer. Catch Jana performing on the Virtual Opry Stage as part of Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality tour. She will also be returning to the Grand Ole Opry on July 6. Click here to purchase tickets.
1. Good Time Coming On
2. I Hope It Rains
3. Why Ya Wanna
4. Goodbye California
6. Over You By Now
7. One Of The Boys
8. What I Love About Your Love
9. When You’re Lonely
10. King Of Apology
11. Good As You Were Bad
12. I Won’t Give Up (Digital Bonus Track)