Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do."
Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due Sept. 7 via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much of a Good Thing," which is No. 15 in its sixth week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
The country star once again teamed with longtime producer Keith Stegall to record the album, on which Jackson wrote six tracks, including the single. He also co-wrote another with Don Sampson, who composed such past Jackson favorites as "Midnight in Montgomery" and "Working Class Hero," both of which appeared on the artist's sophomore album, 1991's "Don't Rock the Jukebox."
Stegall also contributes a song, "There Ya Go," co-written with Dan Hill. Other writers Jackson taps here include Erin Enderlin and Brent Baxter, Adam Wright, Shawn Camp and Billy Burnette, Tim Johnson and Dennis Linde.
A video for "Too Much of a Good Thing" was shot earlier this month on stage at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and will soon be serviced to country music video outlets.
Jackson is also on the country singles chart with fellow genre stars Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and George Strait on the Jimmy Buffett-led cover of Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'." The track, which is No. 8 this week, is featured on Buffett's new No. 1 album, "License To Chill" (RCA).
Currently on a brief break from touring, Jackson will return to the road Aug. 5 in Nampa, Idaho. He has dates scheduled into November with Martina McBride supporting.
Here is the "What I Do" track list:
"Too Much of a Good Thing"
"Love Is Bittersweet"
"You Don't Have to Paint Me a Picture"
"If French Fries Were Fat Free"
"Rainy Day in June"
"That's What I'd Be Like Without You"
"There Ya Go"
"Burnin' the Honky Tonks Down"
"Monday Morning Church"
"If Love Was a River"
"To Do What I Do"
"The Talkin' Song Repair Blues"