Good Time (album)

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Good Time
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04)
Genre Country
Length 71:11
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson chronology
16 Biggest Hits
(2007)
Good Time
(2008)
Songs of Love and Heartache
(2009)
Singles from Good Time
  1. "Small Town Southern Man"
    Released: November 19, 2007
  2. "Good Time"
    Released: April 21, 2008
  3. "Country Boy"
    Released: September 29, 2008
  4. "Sissy's Song"
    Released: March 2, 2009
  5. "I Still Like Bologna"
    Released: August 3, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[5]
The Phoenix 2.5/4 stars[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Slant 2.5/5 stars[10]
Engine 145 3.5/5 stars[11]
Uncut 2/5 stars[1]

Good Time is the fifteenth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on March 4, 2008 and produced five singles on the country singles charts. The first three of these — "Small Town Southern Man", the title track, and "Country Boy" — have all become Number One hits.

Good Time debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 119,000 copies in its first week,[12] and was certified Platinum on February 16, 2010.[13]

Production[edit]

After working with Alison Krauss for his previous studio album, Like Red on a Rose, Jackson returned to Keith Stegall (who had produced or co-produced all of Jackson's previous albums) as his producer for this album.[14] Good Time is also the first album of his career on which Jackson wrote all of the material by himself.[15]

Singles[edit]

"Small Town Southern Man", the first single, was released in late 2007, and in March 2008, the song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, becoming Jackson's first Number One hit since "Remember When" in 2004. The album itself was released in March 2008.[16] Following "Small Town Southern Man" were the album's title track and "Country Boy", both of which became Number One hits as well. "Sissy's Song", a song which Jackson originally recorded for the funeral of his housekeeper, was released in March 2009 as the fourth single, and "I Still Like Bologna" was released in August as the fifth.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alan Jackson. 

No. Title Length
1. "Good Time"   5:06
2. "Small Town Southern Man"   4:40
3. "I Wish I Could Back Up"   5:05
4. "Country Boy"   4:06
5. "Right Where I Want You"   3:51
6. "1976"   4:09
7. "When the Love Factor's High"   4:18
8. "Long Long Way"   4:08
9. "Sissy's Song"   3:02
10. "I Still Like Bologna"   4:39
11. "Never Loved Before" (duet with Martina McBride) 3:32
12. "Nothing Left to Do"   4:44
13. "Listen to Your Senses"   3:09
14. "This Time"   4:34
15. "Laid Back 'n Low Key (Cay)"   2:51
16. "If You Want to Make Me Happy"   4:20
17. "If Jesus Walked the World Today"   4:57

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2007 "Small Town Southern Man" 1 42 62
2008 "Good Time" 1 40 57
"Country Boy" 1 49 61
2009 "Sissy's Song" 9 61 67
"I Still Like Bologna" 32

Chart performance[edit]

Good Time debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming his fourth #1 album, and #1 on the Top Country Albums, becoming his tenth #1 country album. In February 2010, Good Time was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Good Time". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Good Time - Alan Jackson". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Hyden, Steven (2008-03-24). "Alan Jackson: Good Time". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (March 7, 2008). "Good Time Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Randy (2008-03-02). "Back in familiar territory, subtly scoffing at modern country cliches". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Trieschmann, Wrner (2008-03-25). "Alan Jackson: Good Time". The Phoenix. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Heaton, Dave (2008-03-28). "Alan Jackson: Good Time". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Alan Jackson". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2008-02-07). "Alan Jackson: Good Time : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  10. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (2008-03-02). "Alan Jackson: Good Time". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  11. ^ Tamburin, Adam (2008-03-20). "Album Review: Alan Jackson - Good Time". Engine 145. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  12. ^ Katie Hasty, "Alan Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200", Billboard.com, March 12, 2008.
  13. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum - March 19, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  14. ^ Vince Gill Inspires Alan Jackson
  15. ^ Alan Jackson Looks Forward To 'Good Time'
  16. ^ 'Time' Is Right For New Alan Jackson Disc
  17. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Alan+Jackson&titel=Good+Time&cat=a
  18. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/278315/alan+jackson/chart
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2010 Albums". ARIA Charts. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Discipline by Janet Jackson
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008
Succeeded by
Trilla by Rick Ross
Preceded by
Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 22, 2008 - March 29, 2008
Succeeded by
Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift