Sad Alan Jackson songs

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CMT: I'm drawn to sad songs like "Every Now and Then" and "Tail Lights Blue." Why is it important to include sad songs, rather than one happy tune after another?

Jackson: Oh, me, too. Yeah, I like the sad ones myself better. Always have. They have a lot of emotion and as a writer, they're easier to write. I've always included them on albums, and I think they've been a part of country music forever -- and should always be. I know people out there have a hard enough time and they like to hear tempo and something fun to make them forget about anything. But I've had a lot of people that appreciate a heartache song that sounds like what they just went through. It makes them feel like there's somebody else out there. They're still my favorites.

Have you ever written anything that's just way too sad?

Oh, man. Some of my band guys used to make fun of me because my first Christmas album, Honky Tonk Christmas, had a lot of songs like my regular stuff, and then I had a song called "Merry Christmas to Me." It was pretty bad! (laughs)

Out of Vern Gosdin's long career, how did you come to choose "Till the End"?

That's a tough call because I could sing a dozen of Vern's songs that I love. That song is one that I've had in my hip pocket for years that I said I've wanted to remake but I never got to it. When Vern passed away, I wanted to do a song that was a tribute to him and that one automatically came to mind. It worked out great because I always wanted to sing with Lee Ann, and she finally agreed to sing with me. It was a perfect combination. His ex-wife wrote that. I didn't know that until I cut it.

What does Lee Ann bring to that performance?

What she brings to it is, she makes me sound terrible! (laughs) I love her voice. We started that thing and I was listening back and said, "Man, I sound pretty good there." And when Lee Ann came on, I was like, "Ohhhh, I sound terrible!" She's such a pure country singer. She can make anything sound good. I think it was the perfect voice for me and the song.

I remember your remake of Don Williams' "It Must Be Love." Now that he is going into the Country Music Hall of Fame, why do you think his music has endured?

You know, Don created his own little niche and his own sound, which was partly his voice and production. I think a big part of Don was that Bob McDill was a writer on the hits that he had -- the big ones, anyway. It was a time when he had those great songs from Bob McDill and created that sound of his. The thing I like about it is, it's country but it had a little more contemporary feel to it, but it didn't get away from the rootsy part of country too much. The songs were sophisticated to a certain degree. I think that's why his music had a big following worldwide. He could go about anywhere and play. He reminded me of a James Taylor/country music kind of sound. I am a big fan of his.

Universal Nashville Bluegrass Album
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Oh much better. and no one can beat

2011-02-09 20:45:44 by burningsky22

Lee greenwood. alan jackson came close but it is about one day greenwoods is everyday. there is another. i don't think anyone can come top greenwood.
brooks and dunn and aaron tippin have a nice ones and there are of course all of the "war songs" country folks have put out. kinda sad is seems as if they are the only ones putting stuff out like that.

14 things that killed the Good Ole Boy

2002-01-15 15:17:20 by the_masked_superstar

The Good Ole Boy is not an asshole redneck, though he will get drunk and start a fight with you every once in a while. The Good Ole Boy has the hard-working greasy blue jean style of a redneck. He has the good-hearted generous nature and long dirty hair of a hippie. He has the simplistic attitude of an actual Mexican, not one of these capitalism-polluted Mexican-Americans, but one from Mexico driving a beat up Dodge Dart with a milk crate for a seat. And he has the hair trigger ability to blow up recklessly and violently for no reason of a rock star. He is a hippie Mexican redneck rock star, and the Good Ole Boy is almost extinct

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