Alan Jackson’s ‘Angels and Alcohol’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart
With more than 45,000 albums and nearly 48,000 units sold, Angels and Alcohol also landed at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200.
The new project includes seven songs that Jackson wrote by himself.
“I’ve been doing that for a few years now,” Jackson says of his choice to write solo. “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 debut single from Angels and Alcohol, "Jim and Jack and Hank," is steadily climbing the charts, but there's another song on the album, "You Can Always Come Home," that the Georgia native hints might be one of his favorites.
“My first daughter, a few years ago, graduated and went off to college,” Jackson says. “It just reminded me of, when I came to Nashville, I didn’t know anything about it. It was a big move, and it was scary, and everybody thought we were crazy.
“When you’re a parent, if you have kids, [no matter] how old they are, you’re always going to take them in and take care of them, or whatever, so they always feel like they have a net,” he continues. “And so, when Allie left to go out there, I wrote this song, and that’s kind of what it’s about, really.”
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