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Bluesville At Horseshoe Tunica
April 10, 2014
About Alan Jackson
Country music singer Alan Jackson comes to Bluesville at Horseshoe Tunica for a concert on April 10, 2014.
They say that timing’s everything in bluegrass music. If that’s so, Alan Jackson’s is just right with his new release, The Bluegrass Album. “I probably started thinking about the bluegrass album sometime in the mid-‘90s,” the iconic country singer and songwriter explains. “But O Brother, Where Art Thou? came along, a couple of other country artists were doing some bluegrass stuff, and I didn’t want to seem like I was jumping on the bandwagon. Then, when Alison Krauss and I started working together, we ended up going in a different direction—it was a very cool album, and I’m proud of it. I think things happen when they’re supposed to, though, and when I finally got to it this winter, it just seemed like the right time in my life, in my head—in everything.”
While Alan Jackson disclaims any experience as a bluegrass musician, he’s been listening to it his whole life, from The Dillards on The Andy Griffith Show and Flatt & Scruggs on The Beverly Hillbillies to Saturday nights spent watching pickers on Hee Haw with Daddy Gene and a well-worn vinyl album recorded in the late ’70s by a local group called the Bullsboro Bluegrass Band from Jackson’s hometown And these days, he says, bluegrass has become preferred listening.
In the end, the country singer says he wanted to make an album that didn’t disappoint the bluegrass world. “I didn’t want them to think I was just another country act wanting to make a bluegrass album. I wanted it to be as true as I knew how to make it – to be something I could be proud of.” And where the rubber meets the road – with the soulful, genuine, dyed-in-the-wool music of The Bluegrass Album – he’s done exactly that.