On This Date: Alan Jackson Releases His 16th Career Studio Album, ‘Freight Train,’ In 2010

Alan Jackson country music

Since his debut alum in 1987, Alan Jackson has been cranking out great country music for the past 30-plus years.

From fan favorite hits like “Chattahoochee” and “Chasing That Neon Rainbow,” to more substantive stuff masterpieces like “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning),” few, if any, artists have made a bigger impact on country music in the past 30 years.

And, he’s still doing so with the release of his 2021 studio album, Where Have You Gone.

However today, we’re taking it back to his sixteenth career studio album, Freight Train. 

Release on this day in 2010, Freight Train has brought us blue collar anthems like “Hard Hat & A Hammer,” love songs like “It’s Just That Way,” and a Lee Ann Womack duet, “Till The End.” The album debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number two on the Top Country Albums, his first album since 1999 not to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.

“Hard Hat And A Hammer”

“It’s Just That Way”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock