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.