Billboard's Best Best 2010

Alan Jackson, Freight Train (Arista Nashville)
Release Date: March 30, 2010 /

With 16 Country Music Assn. Awards, including three entertainer of the year titles, under his belt, Alan Jackson is still going strong, two decades into his career. For his follow-up to 2008's "Good Time," he's again working with longtime producer Keith Stegall. Jackson penned all 17 songs on his previous album, and for the upcoming set he's written seven of the 12-including "After 17," about his oldest daughter, Mattie-and co-written one more. "Tail Lights Blue" is a love-lost tune written by Jackson's nephew, Adam Wright of the Wrights, and Jay Knowles. Jackson also serves up a spirited rendition of Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith's "Freight Train." The first single, "It's Just That Way," was released in December.