Everything I Love

Everything I Love

by Alan Jackson


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Everything I Love

It's hard not to think of the title of Alan Jackson's fifth album, 1996's Everything I Love, as a reference to the music he makes, since it is so deeply felt and so deeply rooted in country tradition. Everything I Love is no exception to the rule, but there's a wry sardonic streak to the title track here, where everything Jackson loves -- "cigarettes, Jack Daniels, and caffeine" -- is killing him. It's a classic country sentiment on an album that feels like a classic country album to its bone, from that barroom weeper to the sly novelty of "Buicks to the Moon," the swaggering cheating song "Who's Cheatin' Who," and the terrific cover of Tom T. Hall's "Little Bitty," which tips its hat to the past without being overly reverential. And that's one of the keys to the success of Everything I Love. It is surely rooted in the past, and although a bit of post-Garth bombast may be present when Jackson touches on the anthemic sounds of modern country on "Between the Devil and Me," he still gives it true country spin and heart. Plus, that's balanced by the laid-back Bakersfield shuffle of "There Goes," the Western swing of "Must've Had a Ball" (complete with horns and clarinet), and the classic honky tonk ballad "A House with No Curtains" -- a co-written original from Jackson that's worthy of early George Jones -- all of which gives this album diversity, highlighting several eras of classic country, all the eras that Jackson loves. But the appealing thing about Everything I Love is the ease of Jackson's writing and delivery -- he makes it all seem natural, and it's an album to savor because of that.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886973606827
catalogNumber: 736068
Rank: 66152

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Jackson   Primary Artist
Wayne Toups   Accordion
Gary Prim   Piano
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Ernie Collins   Tuba
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Robbie Flint   Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Barry Green   Trombone
Danny Groah   Guitar
John Kelton   Overdubs
Steve Lowery   Overdubs
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar,6-string Electric Bass
Mark McClurg   Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Bruce Rutherford   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Denis Solee   Clarinet
Joe Spivey   Fiddle
Keith Stegall   Banjo
George Tidwell   Trumpet
Bruce Watkins   Acoustic Guitar
Roger Wills   Bass
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Glenn Worf   Electric Bass
Roy Huskey   Acoustic Bass
Monty Parkey   Piano,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Ernie Collins   Horn Arrangements
Alan Jackson   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Steve Lowery   Engineer
Jim McBride   Composer
Mark Nevers   Engineer
Keith Stegall   Producer
Maude Gilman   Art Direction
Paula Montondo   Engineer
Carson Chamberlain   Composer
Tony Stephens   Tour Manager
Jerry Hayes   Composer
Keith Pilkington   Band Technician
John Swaim   Composer
James Yelich   Booking
Joe Stogner   Stage Manager
Jim Bauman   Lighting Director

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