64 years ago, a legend in the world of country music was born. Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Alan Jackson. Here is a list of his best undiscovered songs. Happy Birthday Allan Jackson!
1. “The older I get”
“The Older I Get” is a song close to Jackson’s heart. In fact, it was sung at her mother’s funeral before it was released on her album, Where Have You Gone. Jackson wanted to express his wisdom and how he wouldn’t change how far he’s come. “What if they found a fountain of youth / I wouldn’t drink a drop and that’s the truth / Funny how it feels, I just lived my best years / The older I get.”
2. “Blessed Assurance”
In 2006, Jackson released precious memories, an album devoted to covers of Christian hymns. The entire album is perfect for easy listening, especially “Blessed Assurance”. Jackson adds the perfect country twang to these traditional songs. “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! / O what a foretaste of divine glory!
3. “Chase that neon rainbow”
This song was a big hit in 1990, reaching number two on Billboard‘s American Hot Country Songs. However, it has lost its patronage over the years despite being a catchy and fun song. “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” is about Jackson trying to make a name for himself in the country music industry. “I’m just trying to be someone / I just wanna be heard and seen / I’m chasing that neon rainbow / Living that honky-tonk dream.”
4. “I’ll love you one more time”
Released on Jackson’s 1991 album, Here in the real world, “I’ll love you one more time” quickly gained popularity. It reached number one on RPM’s Canada Country Tracks and Billboard‘s US Hot Country Songs in 1991. The lyrics are what sells the sweet love song: “And if it were to be done again / I’d do it again / If tomorrow I found one more chance to start / I Je t’ would love again.
Jackson remained at the top of the charts throughout the 1990s, especially when “Dallas” was released. The song again reached number one on Billboard‘s US Hot Country and RPM’s Canada Country Tracks in 1992. Jackson found inspiration to write the song after performing in Texas. “Oh, how I wish Dallas was in Tennessee / Then she’d be here with me / Then nothing else would come between the two of us / If Dallas was in Tennessee.”
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