Alan Jackson stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (July 15) to perform the title track from his new album, Angels and Alcohol.

The traditional-sounding tune, with lines like, "In the end, you have to face what's hiding in your mind / You can't chase lonely with a bottle of wine," is one of seven that the Georgia native wrote by himself for the new record, which is his 15th studio album. He also wrote the record's debut single, “Jim and Jack and Hank."

“I’ve been doing that for a few years now,” Jackson says of his penchant for writing alone. “When I got started on Music Row, I would write with different writers. Then, once my career took off, I was gone all the time — playing a couple hundred shows a year. You weren’t home long enough to wash your clothes. I ended up writing a lot by myself, and it just kind of stayed that way.”

The 56-year-old signed his first recording contract 26 years ago, and says that he is impressed with how loyal his fans have been over the past quarter century.

“You know, I used to think if you could have a hit or two and your career lasts three or four years, you’re very lucky," Jackson says. "I never thought I’d have a career that lasts 25 years and is still goin’ — I didn’t imagine all this could happen."

Angels and Alcohol is now available for purchase on iTunes or Amazon.

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