Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson's Freight Train hits depots next month.

The older Alan Jackson gets, the more it seems we appreciate him. There's something in his Georgia lilt that you can't find anymore in modern country singers. As he reaches past 50, Jackson and age are beginning to complement each other; you won't see this guy getting crazy Kenny Rogers-type plastic surgery anytime soon. That trademark moustache and tuft of hair are turning gray, but stalwart party songs like "Don't Rock the Jukebox" and "Chattahoochee" maintain their vibrancy almost 20 years on. If you need some perspective on Jackson's longevity, he was releasing his first greatest-hits collection when fellow Rodeo Houston performer Justin Bieber was tearing up his first birthday cake. Jackson's latest album, Freight Train, is due to arrive at the station in the next month.

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