Alan Jackson, the country music icon who has had 14 No. 1 albums, 50 Top Ten hits and has won 7 CMA Awards over the lifetime of his career, never ceases to amaze us. After releasing 15 albums full of country music classics, Jackson is about to release even more songs to the public.
It turns out the country music idol has eight tracks that he’s been keeping in his back pocket for years. Some of the songs that will be released are live versions of “Seven Bridges Road” and “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Born Too Late,” “If Tears Could Talk” and “Love Is Hard.”
Jackson’s “Love Is Hard” was recorded during the making of his Good Time LP in 2008, but remained under wraps until now. The track, which was written by Jackson himself, is classic Jackson through and through.
The track will be officially released on Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, a three-disc set containing 59 of his greatest hits as well as eight songs that have never before been released to the public.
Along with the three disc collection, Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story also offers a booklet recognizing some of Jackson’s friends and country music icons including Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and the late George Jones as well as a poster featuring a panorama of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country.”
Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story is now available for pre-order at Walmart.com.
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