Hazel's Hot Dish - Alan Jackson Revving Up for Album, Tour

Alan Jackson Revving Up for Album, Tour

By Hazel Smith/cmt.com

Big Alan Jackson is revving up once again with a brand new album on Arista Nashville, his one and only label home for two decades. The first single, "It's Just That Way," is bound to be a smash. Young Mattie Jackson, a straight A student since kindergarten and now a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, wrote the treatment for her dad's music video for the song. And, boy, is Alan proud of that! He said everybody read all the proposed treatments for the video, and Mattie's was chosen by each and everyone.

His new CD is titled Freight Train, and the cover looks like a fancy train is about to zoom off the cover. I've got an advance copy, and it's absolutely killer great. You can buy your copy on March 30. Alan's 2010 tour kicks off on April 8 in Estero, Fla., with opening acts Josh Turner and Chris Young. If you love real, true country music, you won't find a better source than A.J. and his guys.

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