Alan Jackson Reflects on His Career During CRS Performance

Alan Jackson’s performance at Capitol/EMI Records’ lunchtime concert at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville was a musical walk down memory lane with minor detours to thank radio programmers for playing his records and to remind them of his latest single. During Thursday’s (Feb. 23) event, Jackson began reminiscing about his career during an interview with CMT Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton and then began the music with “Home,” a track that first appeared on his 1990 debut album. Backed by a four-piece band, he followed it up by sharing stories and offering an informal set that also included “Here in the Real World,” “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Remember When,” “Good Time” and “As She’s Walking Away.” Noting that those attending the annual radio convention have a reputation for drinking heavily while visiting Nashville, he sang a line from three songs he said were appropriate for the occasion — “Pop a Top,” “Designated Drinker” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Jackson also sang “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore,” his new single that will be featured on his upcoming album, his first project as a joint venture between ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville. “They say it’s gonna come out in May. Maybe they’re saying it may come out,” he joked.