Alan Jackson’s Thirty Miles West Debuts at No. 1

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Alan Jackson’s Thirty Miles West Debuts at No. 1

Published on June 14, 2012 by Eric 'WizKid' Odom

Alan Jackson’s 2012 CD, Thirty Miles West. Photo courtesy of ACR/EMI Records Nashville.

Alan Jackson’s new album, Thirty Miles West, debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making it Alan’s 13th release to debut in the top spot. Thirty Miles West also debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, beat out only by Adele’s 21 album. This is Alan’s best debut week since the release of Good Time in 2008.

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Thirty Miles West is already gathering critical acclaim. “Jackson handles both real-life drama and sly humor with laid-back grace – making Thirty Miles West another example of how to keep traditional country music relevant in modern times,” wrote the Associated Press.  “No other artist of his generation deserves this destiny more, for no other has better represented the traditions of country music than this Georgia native.”

“Thirty Miles West is built on the twin pillars of Jackson’s trademark sound: country-soul ballads and twanging modern honky-tonk,” the Chicago Tribune said. “He may be surrounded on the charts by a sea of Nashville pop and rock artists, but Jackson remains a country traditionalist to the bone.”

Alan’s current single from the album, “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” is inside the Top 25 at radio this week. Alan is also GAC’s Artist of the Month. Check out his artist section for exclusive videos, photos and more! Visit Alan Jackson’s Artist section

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