Alan Jackson is one of the few best-selling artists who throughout his long career has kept "real country music" thriving; during Nashville's ups and downs and pop crossover cycles, Jackson never left his roots, and for that we thank him.
In this platinum CD, which was his 10th recording, his wonderful baritone voice and relaxed style make all 11 tracks great listening.
Three of the five songs written by Jackson in this album were released as singles: "[...] "When Somebody Loves You", and the terrific "Where I Come From", which peaked at # 1 on the Billboard charts.
Other favorites include the opening "Meat and Potatoes Man", which is funny and tailor-made for Jackson's humor, the romantic, lilting "Maybe We Should Stay Here", and Jackson's "Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Up-tempo Love Song", which is a showpiece for his fabulous band (guitars: Bruce Watkins/acoustic, Paul Franklin/steel, Brent Mason/electric. Bass: Glenn Worf. Drums: Eddie Bayers. Fiddle: Stuart Duncan, Larry Franklin. Harmonica: Terry McMillan. Piano: Gary Prim, Keith Stegall).
Total playing time is an all-too-short (because time passes quickly when listening to Jackson) 34'01 minutes.