Drive (Alan Jackson album)

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Drive
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released January 15, 2002
Genre Country
Length 49:37
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson chronology
When Somebody Loves You
(2000)
Drive
(2002)
Let It Be Christmas
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars [4]
Plugged In (average) [5]
Q 3/5 stars [6]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) [7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [8]

Drive is the tenth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. Released in 2002 on Arista Nashville, the album produced Jackson's highest-debuting single on the Hot Country Songs charts in the Number One hit "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)", a ballad written in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "Drive (For Daddy Gene)", "Work in Progress", and "That'd Be Alright" were also released as singles, peaking at #1, #3, and #2, respectively, on the same chart; "Designated Drinker" also reached #44 without officially being released. In addition, all four released singles crossed over to pop radio and cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #28, #28, #35 and #29, respectively

Reception[edit]

At the 2003 Academy of Country Music Awards, Jackson was nominated for 10 awards winning Album of the Year for Drive and Video of the Year for the video to "Drive (For Daddy Gene)."[9]

In 2009, Rhapsody ranked the album #3 on its "Country’s Best Albums of the Decade" list.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drive (For Daddy Gene)"   Jackson 4:02
2. "A Little Bluer Than That"   Mark Irwin, Irene Kelley 2:54
3. "Bring On the Night"   Jackson, Charlie Craig, Keith Stegall 4:04
4. "Work in Progress"   Jackson 4:07
5. "The Sounds"   Jackson 3:23
6. "Designated Drinker" (A duet with George Strait) Jackson 3:52
7. "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"   Jackson 5:06
8. "That'd Be Alright"   Tim Nichols, Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers 3:41
9. "Once in a Lifetime Love"   Jackson 3:25
10. "When Love Comes Around"   Jackson 3:07
11. "I Slipped and Fell in Love"   Harley Allen, John Wiggins 2:55
12. "First Love"   Jackson 3:14
13. "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" (Live from the 35th Annual CMA Awards, spoken intro by Vince Gill) Jackson 5:47

Chart performance[edit]

Drive debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, his first #1 debut, and debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums selling 211,000 copies, his sixth #1 Country album. In May 2003, Drive was certified 4 x platinum by the RIAA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Drive (Alan Jackson album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  5. ^ Plugged In review
  6. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  7. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived May 21, 2009)
  9. ^ Editor unknown (2004), "2003 Academy of Country Music Awards". World Almanac & Book of Facts. Volume unknown:287. ISSN 0084-1382
  10. ^ "Country’s Best Albums of the Decade" Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  11. ^ a b http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Alan+Jackson&titel=Drive&cat=a
  12. ^ a b "Drive - Alan Jackson". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  13. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 12, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
Preceded by
Weathered by Creed
J to tha L-O!: The Remixes by Jennifer Lopez
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 2–22, 2002
March 2–8, 2002
Succeeded by
J To Tha L-O! The Remixes by Jennifer Lopez
Preceded by
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
by Various Artists
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 2 - March 15, 2002
Succeeded by
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
by Various Artists