A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)

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A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released October 6, 1992
Recorded May–June 1992
Genre Country
Length 31:15
Label Arista
Producer Keith Stegall
"Tonight I Climbed the Wall" co-produced by Scott Hendricks
Alan Jackson chronology
Don't Rock the Jukebox
(1991)
A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)
(1992)
Honky Tonk Christmas
(1993)
Singles from A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)
  1. "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)"
    Released: October 5, 1992
  2. "Tonight I Climbed the Wall"
    Released: January 25, 1993
  3. "Chattahoochee"
    Released: May 21, 1993
  4. "Mercury Blues"
    Released: September 13, 1993
  5. "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All"
    Released: January 24, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]

A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love) is the third studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on October 9, 1992, and produced the singles "Chattahoochee", "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)", "Tonight I Climbed the Wall", "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All" and "Mercury Blues". "Chattahoochee" and "She's Got the Rhythm" were both Number One hits on the Hot Country Songs charts, while the other three songs all reached Top Five.

Keith Stegall produced the entire album, working with Scott Hendricks on "Tonight I Climbed the Wall".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chattahoochee"   Alan Jackson, Jim McBride 2:29
2. "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)"   Jackson, Randy Travis 2:25
3. "Tonight I Climbed the Wall"   Jackson 3:30
4. "I Don't Need the Booze (To Get a Buzz On)"   Toni Dae, Joy Swinea 3:15
5. "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All"   Jackson, McBride 3:29
6. "Up to My Ears in Tears"   Jackson, Don Sampson 2:53
7. "Tropical Depression"   Charlie Craig, Jackson, McBride 2:57
8. "She Likes It Too"   Zack Turner, Tim Nichols 2:50
9. "If It Ain't One Thing (It's You)"   Jackson, McBride 3:52
10. "Mercury Blues"   K. C. Douglas, Bob Geddins 3:39


Chart performance[edit]

A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love) peaked at #13 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top Country Albums, becoming his first #1 country album. In January 1996, A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love) was certified 6 x Platinum by the RIAA.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1992 "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)" 1 1
1993 "Tonight I Climbed the Wall" 4 4
"Chattahoochee" 1 46 1
"Mercury Blues" 2 2
1994 "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All" 4 11

Personnel[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy of Country Music

  • Single Record of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1993
  • Album of the Year, 1993

Country Music Association

  • Single of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1993
  • Music Video of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1993
  • Song of the Year, "Chattahoochee" 1994

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 409. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/278315/alan+jackson/chart
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum – February 16, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
Preceded by
It Won't Be the Last
by Billy Ray Cyrus
Top Country Albums number-one album
August 14 – September 17, 1993
Succeeded by
In Pieces
by Garth Brooks