07/21/2011

CMT News: 20 New Tracks: Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris and More

20 New Tracks: Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris and More

July 20, 2011; Written by Craig Shelburne/cmt.com

To paraphrase Alan Jackson's new single, I've got a long way to go before I catch up on all the recent releases on my desk. I definitely need a long summer road trip -- my favorite way to listen to a stack of albums. That's coming up at the end of July. (Woo hoo!) In the meantime, here are 20 new tracks with a country influence I've been enjoying over the last few months.

Alan Jackson, "A Long Way to Go"
In this up-tempo tune, he's got a bug in his margarita -- and a hit on his hands. It's a little bit gross that he swallows the tiny insect, though worse things have happened after drinking tequila. With the festive mariachi horns and a carefree attitude, this one's worth saving for a rainy day.

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