Alan Jackson – Angels and alcohol
Alan Jackson returns to what he does best with his 15th studio album, Angels and Alcohol. The album does just what George Jones asked him to do. Jackson “keeps it country.” The new project marks Jackson’s first collection of new country songs since Thirty Miles West in 2012. The country icon released The Bluegrass Album in 2013, which featured a mix of original songs and covers of classic bluegrass tunes.
Jackson is celebrating 25 years since the release of his debut album, Here in the Real World. Earlier this year he embarked on the Keepin’ It Country tour, and his career was the subject of an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here’s everything you need to know about the title, songs and impact of Angels and Alcohol.
Jackson’s new album is titled Angels and Alcohol, named after a very traditional track that he’s been playing live. “You can’t mix angels and alcohol / I don’t think God meant for them to get along / When it takes control you can’t love no one at all / You can’t mix angels and alcohol,” Jackson sings during the ballad. As you’ll see, however, this isn’t an album without one or two more booze-friendly tracks.