Country music superstar Alan Jackson releases “Long Way To Go,” the debut single from the joint venture between EMI Records Nashville and ACR (Alan’s Country Records). The single ships to country radio today but there is already buzz about “Long Way To Go” after Alan and EMI previewed the new single for radio programmers at an event in Nashville last week.
“Seems like every time you turn around lately there’s just something heavy going on in the world, so I felt like singing something that was kind of light and fun,” explains Jackson. “I hope some people like it.” Alan penned the song which is the first single from his new studio album to be released this fall.
“He's back! Pure AJ. Great lyrics and this one cooks!” – Deb Turpin, PD, KSOP, Salt Lake City, UT
“Shot of straight AJ spiked with a mariachi band... Drink Up!!” - Gator Harrison, PD, WUSY, Chattanooga, TN
“This week country music got a much-needed reboot when new Alan Jackson music arrived." - Buzz Jackson, PD, KIIM, Tucson, AZ
"It's pure Alan, and it totally fits in!" - Marty McFly, PD, WKDF, Nashville, TN
“There may be a bug in his margarita, but there's a new AJ hit on the radio in Mobile." – Bill Black, PD, WKSJ, Mobile, AL
“It's exactly the type of song we've been waiting for from AJ!!” – Erik Johnson, PD, KXKT, Omaha, NE
Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He’s sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He’s a 17-time winner at the ACM Awards and a 16-time CMA Award recipient, a tally that includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors. Jackson is also a two-time Grammy-honored artist, whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. He’s known for music that celebrates the common man (“Where I Come From”) and speaks to generations (“Drive [For Daddy Gene]”) and for our nation (“Where Were You [When the World Stopped Turning]”).