Alan Jackson has shipped his new single, "Long Way to Go," to country radio. It's his first release since forming a joint venture between EMI Records Nashville and ACR (Alan's Country Records). Jackson wrote the song and previewed the track for radio programmers at a Nashville event last week. He expects to release a new album in the fall. "Seems like every time you turn around lately, there's just something heavy going on in the world, so I felt like singing something that was kind of light and fun," Jackson said. "I hope some people like it."