It’s no secret that we’re BIG fans of Alan Jackson around here.
When it comes to ’90s country, for me nobody did it better than AJ. He has 35 number ones, two Grammys, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards, nine multi-platinum songs, over 75 million albums sold, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 2017.
And that’s not to mention all of his incredible songs. Obviously there’s “Chattahoochee” that’s still a classic, but then you have songs like “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Good Time,” “Gone Country”…the list goes on and on.
Alan of course announced last year that he’s suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a degenerative nerve disease that makes it harder to walk and stand. And earlier this year he announced his Last Call: One For the Road Tour,which kicks off this month. And while Alan didn’t say that this would be his final tour, and has said that he wants to tour as long as he’s able, he also hinted that this may be our last chance to catch him on the road.
So naturally I’ve been on a big Alan Jackson kick lately, which has got me thinking about my favorite Alan Jackson songs.
Honestly it’s hard to come up with just one favorite. Songs like “I’ll Try” and “Dallas” that aren’t considered his biggest hits are some of my favorites, but then it’s hard to argue against songs like “Midnight in Montgomery” or “Drive” too.
Yeah, it’s pretty much impossible to pick a favorite Alan Jackson song.
But that’s exactly what we’re going to try to do – by putting it to a vote. That’s right, a good old fashioned Alan Jackson singles tournament.
Before we get to the bracket though, we’ve got to narrow it down to 64 singles and get them seeded.
Alan has 67 singles, so unfortunately that means that there are three that aren’t going to make the cut. And instead of just seeding them chronologically, or trying to come up with the seeding ourselves (which is an impossible task), we figured we’d let you guys vote on that too.
Here’s how it’s going to work: We’ve listed all 67 of Alan’s singles in the form below. (This is only songs that were officially released as a single, so we’re not including songs like “Murder on Music Row” that received airplay and/or appeared on the charts but were never officially singles).
You can vote for up to five of your favorites. We’ll then seed the songs based on your votes, and unveil the bracket next week to get to voting.
So that’s it. It’s already hotter than a hoochie coochie outside right now, so why not crack a cold one, put on some AJ, and try to decide which of his songs are your top 5 favorites?
And come back next week as we put them head to head, tournament style.