On This Date: Alan Jackson Releases Award-Winning ‘Drive’ Album In 2002

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The great Alan Jackson is primarily known for his hits throughout the ’90s… songs like “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” and the greatest country song of all time, “Chattahoochee,” but for my money, his 2002 record Drive is one of his best.

The title track might be my all-time favorite Alan Jackson song (next to “Chattahoochee” of course).

But “Designated Drinker” featuring George Strait, “A Little Bluer Than That,” “That’d Be Alright” and the iconic “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning),” the album has great song after great song.

The album won both ACM and CMA Album of the Year awards, and at 4X Platinum-Certified, it’s one of the best-selling albums of his entire career.

19 years ago today… and the rest is history.


“That’d Be Alright”

“Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”

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A beer bottle on a dock