going to be totally honest and admit, up front, that I cannot be
objective when it comes to reviewing an Alan Jackson album. I'm sorry
but, without apologies to anyone, all of my journalistic objectivity
goes right out the window when you mention
In my opinion, Alan Jackson personifies country music in it's purest, finest, most endearing, emotional, simple, basic, "it don't get any better than this" form. The fact that he IS the reigning CMA Entertainer/Male Vocalist of the Year and, once again, is nominated for this years CMA awards in the same two categories plus five more, is proof that I'm not the only one who feels this way about him.
you aren't already a fan of
surprisingly, "Too Much of a Good Thing," the first single
from What I Do has already taken a secure hold on the top of the
charts. The chorus goes, "And too much of a good thing is a good
thing -- And we've got a good thing going on." This is exactly how
debuted the final song on the album, "To Do What I Do," at
last year’s Flameworthy Awards show. This song, about how a singer
feels about being able to sing for a living, was recorded live so all
that audience cheering you hear on this track is authentic.
The last line of this song is, "And I thank you, I can do what I do." All I have to say to that is, Mr. Jackson, you aren't the only one who is thankful that you do what you do.
Rating: BUY IT!
Alan Jackson - What I Do track list:
Website Review by Jim Weaver:
"Well" designed?... "well" DUH! We are talking about Alan Jackson here you know. I think the site uses a little too much FLASH and is surely going to load slowly for those without a broadband connection, but it all looks so good when it's done. It would be nice if Alan would offer an HTML site for his slower-connecting fans. There is a members only section of the site and since I'm not a member I don't know what all is available there, but what's available to the average Joe (or Jim in my case) is adequate. I know fans are going to want more pictures though, especially of fans with Alan. Overall it's a great looking site that's going to load slow for a lot of fans. Go see for yourself right now... www.AlanJackson.com.
Rating: Looks Good!!
Real People Reviews
I heard the song
"Monday Morning Church" shortly after my son died, he was 28. I had the same feelings as he sang about trying to understand it all. We are
originally from GA. My son was still living in Roswell at the time of his death.
I love the song and still cry when I hear it. Keep up the good work. From a fan in North
Carolina. Thanks so much.
Jackson is one of the great artists, another George Jones and What I
Do is an awesome CD. Every song is a hit, I give it 10 stars for the
best CD I ever bought. Alan Jackson is a real country singer What I
Do is gold.