News And Notes
Jun 14

Alan Jackson’s Thirty Miles West Debuts at No. 1

Alan Jackson's 2012 CD, Thirty Miles West. Photo courtesy of ACR/EMI Records Nashville.

Alan Jackson’s new album, Thirty Miles West, debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making it Alan’s 13th release to debut in the top spot. Thirty Miles West also debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, beat out only by Adele’s 21 album. This is Alan’s best debut week since the release of Good Time in 2008.

Read our review of Alan Jackson’s Thirty Miles West >>

Thirty Miles West is already gathering critical acclaim. “Jackson handles both real-life drama and sly humor with laid-back grace – making Thirty Miles West another example of how to keep traditional country music relevant in modern times,” wrote the Associated Press.  “No other artist of his generation deserves this destiny more, for no other has better represented the traditions of country music than this Georgia native.”

“Thirty Miles West is built on the twin pillars of Jackson’s trademark sound: country-soul ballads and twanging modern honky-tonk,” the Chicago Tribune said. “He may be surrounded on the charts by a sea of Nashville pop and rock artists, but Jackson remains a country traditionalist to the bone.”

Alan’s current single from the album, “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” is inside the Top 25 at radio this week. Alan is also GAC’s Artist of the Month. Check out his artist section for exclusive videos, photos and more! Visit Alan Jackson’s Artist section >>

ShareThis

Tags: , , ,

Posted at 10:17 am, June 14, 2012 | Permalink

COMMENT POLICY

GACTV.com wants to give you, the fans, a voice on our website and to provide the opportunity for you to share your thoughts about this story. We encourage lively interaction and debate on the stories we post, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. Thanks for taking the time to contribute and being respectful to others.

Post a Comment