Feb 272016


First off my dear readers this boxed set called “Genuine The Alan Jackson Story” was released last year in November and I bought it right away. Some how it got thrown into my pile of albums I haven’t checked out yet and I finally got to listen to it. As you already know his latest album “Angels and Alcohol” ended up being my number ONE album in my Top 50 Albums Of 2015.

Alan Jackson has always been a stellar go-to album for me whatever it was, his over 25 year career has been extremely influential in my life as a songwriter and a listener. I mean the man just stands there and sings, he doesn’t sing..he SINGS. He doesn’t need to blow up stuff or swing on ropes to make the people holler for more!

However this three disc set has some unreleased songs and one of them called “Born Too Late” made me pull my truck over on my home form work and cry. It was probably one of the the top four most powerful songs I have ever heard in my life and it reminded me that I too…was born too late. These modern times today befuddle me in many ways, I don’t understand things people do everyday. I mean if you ask WHY I like certain things I can easily go in depth and tell you WHY I like them, a while back I saw this gal in a black top that said “Love Pink” so I asked her WHY is it black if she loves pink? She replied I don’t know it’s just what people wear…I asked Who makes you wear it? I mean these people have NO reasons or answers to their lives.

This song was wrote in the late 80’s with Randy Travis and for some reason it was shelved until now. From my research it was originally intended to be included one one of his first three albums and never was. I’m truly glad he included it in this box set because it was truly one his best songs.

This set comes complete with many bells and whistles like a full color 57 page booklet and full poster. Three discs choked full of his most well known hits from all of his albums and 8 bonus unreleased tracks we have never heard.
50 songs on all three discs total fill this box set with Alan Jackson goodness and is sold exclusively at Wal Mart.

1. Blue Blooded Woman
2. Here In The Real World
3. Wanted
4. Chasin That Neon Rainbow
5. I’d Love You All Over Again
6. Don’t Rock The Jukebox
7. Someday
8. Dallas
9. Midnight In Montgomery
10. Love’s Got A Hold On You
11. She’s Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)
12. Tonight I Climbed The Wall
13. Chattahoochee
14. Mercury Blues
15. (Who Says) You Can’t Have It All
16. Summertime Blues
17. Gone Country
18. Born Too Late
19. If Tears Could Talk
20. Seven Bridges Road LIVE
21. Livin On Love
22. I Don’t Even Know Your Name
23. Tall Tall Trees
24. I’ll Try
25. Home
26. Little Bitty
27. Who’s Cheatin Who
28. There Goes
29. Between The Devil And Me
30. A House With No Curtains
31. I’ll Go On Loving You
32. Right On The Money
33. Gone Crazy
34. Little Man
35. Pop A Top
36. The Blues Man
37. It Must Be Love
38. Wing
39. Seguro Que Hell Yes
40. The Star Spangled Banner
41. Where I Come From
42. When Somebody Loves You
43. Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
44. Drive (For Daddy Gene)
45. Work In Progress
46. That’d Be Alright
47. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere With Jimmy Buffett
48. Remember When
49. Too Much Of A Good Thing
50. Monday Morning Church
51. Like Red On A Rose
52. A Woman’s Love
53. Small Town Southern Man
54. Good Time
55. Country Boy
56. Sissy’s Song
57. As She’s Walking Away Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
58. Love Is Hard
59. Ain’t Just A Southern Thing

Feb 272016

Folks I am constantly checking on local venues in Tennessee And Kentucky to bring you the BEST possible list of bands and artists to see. This does NOT include my festival articles you must go to them and check on who’s playing where for that. Have a show YOU want to report to me? You can email me at Garyhayes2@yahoo.com.

Corb Lund
12th And Porter April 14th

Jessie Keith Whitely
Exit Inn April 14th

Possesed By Paul James
12th And Porter April 15th

Hillbilly Casino
Layla’s Bluegrass Inn April 15th

Kellie Pickler
Rivers And Spires April 16th

The Willies
Acme Feed And Seed April 17th

Jim Lauderdale
3rd And Lindsley April 18th

Joshua Hedley
The Basement april 18th

The Time Jumpers
Ryman Auditorium April 19th

Sawyer Brown
Renfro Valley April 23rd

Matt Wells
Nashville Tn April 27th

Steve Earle
Ascend Ampitheater April 28th

The Howlin Brothers
Nashville Palace May 6th

Kara Clark
The Basement May 6th

Bill Anderson
Merle Travis Music Center – Central City, KY
Sat, May 07, 2016

Hayes Carll
The Basement East May 11th

Pokey LaFarge
International Bluegrass Museum May 12th

Emmylou Harris
Nashville City Winery May 13th

The Bottle Rockets
12th And Porter May 13th

Josh abbott band
Cannedy Ballroom May 20th

The Time Jumpers
Renfro Valley May 20th

Jamey Johnson
JD Legends Franklin Ky May 20th

The Kentucky Headhunters
Wilma Rudolph Center Clarksville Tn May 20th

J.B. Beverley and Hunter Grigg
Franklin Tn May 21st

Emmylou Harris
Nashville City Winery May 21st

Tyler Childers
The Basement May 28th

Carson McHone
The 5 Spot May 31st

Snake Blood Remedy
Catfish Festival Morgantown Ky June 2nd

Left Lane Cruiser
The Basement East June 3rd

Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
Cave City Convention Center June 3rd

Tyler Childers
The Basement June 4rth

Scott H Biram
The Exit Inn June 5th

The Oak Ridge Boys
Renfro Valley June 18th

Vince Gill
Ryman Auditorium June 23rd

Pine Box Boys and Husky Burnette
The Basement East July 8th

Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver
Renfro Valley July 16th

The Steeldrivers
Ryman Auditorium July 21st

Steve Earle And The Dukes
The Warehouse At Mt. Victor July 27th

Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers
Mercy Lounge July 29th

John Conlee
Lake Barkley Convention Center August 10th

Earl Thomas Conely
Renfro Valley August 20th

Gene Watson
Renfro Valley September 10th

John Anderson
Renfro Valley September 16th

John Conlee
Renfro Valley October 8th

Rhonda Vincent
Renfro Valley October 29th

Gene Watson
Kentucky Opry October 7th and 8th