In 2012, Alan Jackson released a new album called Thirty Miles West. The album was full of great songs, but only two of them were released as singles. They did alright, but nothing crazy compared to Alan’s previously releases.
This past year Alan released a bluegrass album, which is great, but today I was looking for some classic AJ country music. Here is one of the songs from that last country record that deserved to be heard.
Gonna Come Back As A Country Song – Alan Jackson
I think when you get to be as good at something as Alan is at country music that people take it for granted. Alan was such a huge part of country music for so many years that we all kind of expected it from him.
Now that he’s kind of gone from the country singles charts it’s kind of sad. He seems content to move into the background of country music for a while, but I have this feeling that he’s going to come back with something really special in the future.
These country artists that have all this success need creative outlets. They’re also very competitive. They have to be otherwise they wouldn’t have worked so hard for so long to reach their level of success.
This song is about Alan’s love of country music. The narrator wants to come back to life as a country songs after he’s gone. That’s a pretty neat hook and the melody is classic easygoing Alan Jackson. I could listen to his records all day.
CML Points: 84/100