Another music video from Alan Jackson

In addition to his Blacktop video we posted yesterday, Alan Jackson has released a music video for Blue Ridge Mountain Song, also from The Bluegrass Album, his current release. The record consists of mostly new Jackson originals, but recorded with a bluegrass supergroup including Sammy Shelor, Adam Steffey, Rob Ickes, Tim Dishman, Tim Crouch, Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby and Scott Coney.

Like the Blacktop video, parts of this one were shot at Nashville’s Station Inn in August, but being a more mainstream country song, the video treatment has more in common with Jackson’s previous videos. Blacktop, with its grassier edge, is 100% live performance.


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  • grasser

    Got the album and I love it!

  • kenneth schroeder

    Alan keeps it traditional no matter what he does. Now that’s real country/bluegrass.

  • David Moultrup

    I like Alan Jackson, I love this album, and I love what kind of exposure this is going to give to bluegrass. But I have a twist to offer on this particular music video. Yes, it is well done. Yes, the recording done live gives it a great feel. But…..

    I think that one of the beautiful parts of music is that it gives everybody the space to have their own, personal images of the music. The story of this song is very painful. It’s like I don’t want the video. I don’t want somebody else’s visuals on this one. I just want to have my own experience of the song.

    I fear that the younger generation has grown up being spoon fed with so much pre-packaged from other people that they haven’t had the space to develop their own images, reactions, and relationships with the music.


  • fdwil111

    The audio recording of Blue Ridge Mountain Song is one of the best examples that show that what many now call ‘bluegrass’ is really country music of today. I come from loving hillbilly and mountain music and, in my opinion, these forms of country music, are alive and well. They live under the radar of commercial country music radio and reject the belief that with strong marketing we can get the public to buy crap.