"You always want to make a good album, you're concerned about doing that, but I don't feel pressure to compete with any of my history or trying to worry about getting on the radio or selling many albums," said Jackson, sporting his signature cowboy hat, in a recent interview.
Country superstar Alan Jackson, who Billboard calls “the country icon,” just landed Angels and Alcohol at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country albums chart selling 45,361 albums, his fourteenth album to do so, and at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 with a first week consumption total of 47,881 units.
Alan Jackson debuted the title track of his upcoming album, Angels and Alcohol, on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. The affecting country weeper about the perils of hard drinking and the undeniable toll it takes on "a good woman's love" is further proof that Jackson is the living embodiment of traditional honky-tonk pathos.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s exhibition Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country will end its run Sunday, June 21, 2015. Originally scheduled to end in March this year, the exhibit was held over by popular demand to give CMA Music Fest fans one last opportunity to see the exhibit before it closes.