Arista Nashville/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, A Definitive Three CD Career-Defining Collection of Classic Tracks, Hits & Rarities–Including
Eight Previously Unreleased Recordings–from the Country Music Superstar
Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, Available Exclusively Through Walmart Beginning Friday, November 6, 2015
October 7, 2015-New York, NY-Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Arista Nashville will release Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, a definitive three CD career-defining anthology of music from country superstar Alan Jackson, on Friday, November 6, 2015.
A Walmart exclusive, Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story is available for pre-order at Walmart.
Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story brings together 59 indispensable classic recordings drawn from all phases of Jackson’s career at Arista Nashville and debuts eight previously unreleased tracks including a live version of The Eagles’ hit “Seven Bridges Road,” recorded in Birmingham, Alabama on November 1, 1997, and a rare live rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” recorded in 2001.
The first artist signed to the newly-formed Arista Nashville imprint (shortly after the label’s launch in 1989), Georgia-born singer/songwriter/musician/performer Alan Jackson combined elements of traditional American honky-tonk, bluegrass, gospel and mainstream country music with a fresh contemporary sound all his own.
During his tenure at Arista Nashville, Alan Jackson recorded an extraordinary 50 Top 10 hits, watching 35 of them reach the top of the country charts, including 26 Billboard #1’s.
Though his debut single, “Blue Blooded Woman,” failed to crack the Hot Country Top 40, his subsequent releases, beginning with “Here in the Real World” in 1990, formed an unbroken chain of chart-topping country hits including “Wanted,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” and “I’d Love You All Over Again,” his first #1. His second album, 1991’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox showcased no less than four #1 singles: the title track, “Someday,” “Dallas” and “Love’s Got a Hold on You.” His third album, A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ’bout Love) featured two #1’s: “She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)” and “Chattahoochee,” which took home the 1994 Country Music Association Awards for Single of the Year and Song of the Year.
As the 21st century dawned, Alan Jackson secured his place in the mainstream of musical history when “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” became an anthem of hope and comfort in the wake of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The song brought home a pair of Country Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
2015 finds Alan Jackson still at the top of his game. He celebrated his 25th anniversary as a recording artist with a special 25-date tour and was honored with “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country,” a retrospective exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. In July 2015, Jackson released his 15th studio album, Angels and Alcohol, through Alan’s Country Records/EMI Nashville; the record became his 14th #1 album.
Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story comes with an exclusive booklet featuring tributes to Alan Jackson and his music offered by such diverse talents as Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, George Strait, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack, and the late George Jones. A special poster is also included, featuring a panoramic shot of the entire visual exhibit from “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country.”
In his 25-year career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success. Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top 10 hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, world music, classical, rap, hip-hop, comedy and more.
Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story
1. Blue Blooded Woman
2. Here In The Real World
4. Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow
5. I’d Love You All Over Again
6. Don’t Rock The Jukebox
9. Midnight In Montgomery
10. Love’s Got A Hold On You
11. She’s Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)
12. Tonight I Climbed The Wall
14. Mercury Blues
15. (Who Says) You Can’t Have It All
16. Summertime Blues
17. Gone Country
18. Born Too Late (Previously Unreleased)
19. If Tears Could Talk (Previously Unreleased)
20. Seven Bridges Road – LIVE (Previously Unreleased)
1. Livin’ On Love
2. I Don’t Even Know Your Name
3. Tall, Tall Trees
4. I’ll Try
6. Little Bitty
7. Who’s Cheatin’ Who
8. There Goes
9. Between The Devil And Me
10. A House With No Curtains
11. I’ll Go On Loving You
12. Right On The Money
13. Gone Crazy
14. Little Man
15. Pop A Top
16. The Blues Man
17. It Must Be Love
18. Wings (Previously Unreleased)
19. Seguro Que Hell Yes (Previously Unreleased)
20. The Star-Spangled Banner (Previously Unreleased)
1. Where I Come From
2. When Somebody Loves You
3. Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
4. Drive (For Daddy Gene)
5. Work In Progress
6. That’d Be Alright
7. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere—with Jimmy Buffett
8. Remember When
9. Too Much Of A Good Thing
10. Monday Morning Church
11. Like Red On A Rose
12. A Woman’s Love
13. Small Town Southern Man
14. Good Time
15. Country Boy
16. Sissy’s Song
17. As She’s Walking Away—Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
18. Love Is Hard (Previously Unreleased)
19. Ain’t Just A Southern Thing (Previously Unreleased)