On This Date: Alan Jackson Releases One Of The Ultimate Summertime Albums, ‘Who I Am,’ In 1994

Alan Jackson with a cowboy hat

Picture this…

It’s 1994, you’re out on the pontoon with friends on a 90 degree day in late June, you’re wearing jorts, pounding some Bud heavy’s and PBR… life is perfect.

Everybody goes back to the lake house, and your buddy throws in a cassette tape (what’s that?) of what would become one of the most legendary country albums of all time…

Alan Jackson’s, Who I Am.

As a matter of fact, the album was released exactly 27 years ago.

The album, produced by Keith Stegall, is the epitome of prime Alan Jackson, as it boasted hits like “Summertime Blues,” “Gone Country,” “Livin’ on Love,” “I Don’t Even Know Your Name,” and “Song for the Life.”

The album garnered plenty of notoriety, peaking at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number one on the Top Country Albums, while also becoming a certified four time Platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America.

“Summertime Blues,” “Gone Country,” “Livin’ on Love,” and “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” all had their share at number one on the U.S. Country Billboard charts, with “Song for the Life” peaking at number six.

Who would’ve thought a small town boy from Newnan, Georgia would become the face of country music in the ’90s?

And of course, one of the greatest summertime anthems of all time:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock