01/13/2010

ALAN JACKSON’S FREIGHT TRAIN IS COMIN’ DOWN THE TRACKS MARCH 30

Nashville, TN - Superstar Alan Jackson will release a new album, FREIGHT TRAIN, on March 30.  Jackson’s 18th album (including two hits collections), FREIGHT TRAIN was produced by longtime collaborator Keith Stegall and features 12 songs, one of which is Jackson’s hot new single, the Stegall co-write, “It’s Just That Way.”

Eight of the album’s dozen tracks bear Jackson’s songwriting credit, including one he penned with Roger Murrah, with whom he wrote one of his biggest hits, “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.”  In a moving tribute to the legendary Vern Gosdin, who passed away last year and for whom Jackson has long expressed admiration, Jackson enlisted Lee Ann Womack to record “Till the End,” Gosdin’s 1977 classic duet with Janie Fricke.  

FREIGHT TRAIN’s first single, “It’s Just That Way,” is already on the express track to the top of the country airplay charts, with Music Row praising, “Alan has seldom sounded warmer than he does on this lovely ballad.”  “It’s Just That Way” is also one of three songs on the album to feature acclaimed bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent on background vocals.

In addition, this past Tuesday, January 12, marked the release date for the digital single of “It’s Just That Way,” available now at online music retailers.

FREIGHT TRAIN is Jackson’s newest album since GOOD TIME, his March 2008 collection which produced three #1 singles and was released to critical acclaim.  Alan Jackson is one of the most respected and successful artists of his generation, has sold over 50 million albums and has 34 #1 singles, 24 of which he wrote himself.     

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