Alan Jackson has had an amazing career. The legendary singer has accomplished pretty much everything he has set out to do, with one glaring exception. Jackson hasn't released a true bluegrass album. Now, it's become a reality, as the singer has just announced the album and its release date.


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“I’ve always wanted to make a bluegrass album. I tried to do that before with Alison Krauss. She took me in there and we made that easy-listening album. It was a cool album and I’m really proud of that, too. But it was a long way from bluegrass by the time we got through with it.”

Jackson has kept the new project a secret until now. The new album was recorded in just five sessions over a two day span, and the most work they did on any of the 11 tracks was three takes. will include eight Jackson originals, as well as covers of bluegrass legends the Dillards' 'There Is a Time', as well as John Anderson's 'Wild And Blue' and Bill Monroe's 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky'.

Fans have to be happy with the efficiency with which the country legend has been putting out music these days. The September 24 release will be Jackson's second album this year, and his third in 15 months.