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Song lyrics of "Where Were You"
Not knowing anything about Alan Jackson, when I heard "Where Were You" I assumed it was satirical. Are you sure it isn't? The character in the song is portrayed as such a backward hick that it can't be serious, surely? Bonalaw 20:23, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- Satrical? That's one I've never heard of before about "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)." In no way was this song meant to be satrical, but rather, a reflection on the events of September 11, 2001, a way to sort out what everyone was feeling after learning of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. This song asks a series of rhetorical questions – such as whether one cried, became angry or scared, whether they decided to call their mother, purchased a gun, turned the channel, etc. – and then asks, "Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?" Listen to the song's lyrics again, and I'm sure you'll agree. Yes, this song is aimed at "backward hicks" – after all, they have opinions too on that day, even if they lived in remote mountainous sections of the mountains. But it is also aimed at middle Americans who were deeply affected – emotionally, physically and otherwise – on that terrible September day. No wonder this song was so widely acclaimed. [[Briguy52748 19:39, 14 December 2005 (UTC)]]
- And there was me giving Alan Jackson the benefit of the doubt and all. Pah. --Bonalaw 16:52, 18 December 2005 (UTC)
- Blatantly, it's not satirical, nor is it 'aimed at backward hicks". Of the suggestions for 'Where you were' on that September day, I don't think "working on some stage in LA" chimes too directly with the "hick" experience of 9/11. The point is to show that, wherever you were "when the world stopped turning", the experience was a shared one, a shared American one, and one from which the message that "faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us, and the greatest is love" can be reflected upon and strength be drawn from it. It is an incredibly powerful song, and I assume the original contributor to this discussion had his tongue firmly in cheek. That or he is deaf.
- Or (oh horrors of horrors!) not American. -18.104.22.168 17:41, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
- If people can say that Alan Jackson wasn't just trying to turn a buck, then it is equally valid to say that he was. If Alan Jackson wasn't doing this just to make some cash, then he should've just gave all profit from his sales to the victims of the tragedy.
- he donated 1.25 million to the victims of 9/11 fund
He awoke in the middle of the night and felt a strong need to go write down the words and music to this song. It was just a few days after the event. Several sources say that Alan said it was just there--in his head--when he awoke and that he went to jot it down quickly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackie7 (talk • contribs) 12:30, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
From what I recall (in my younger years I was a HUGE fan) he was born in Noonan, GA. Kyou 03:26, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
- Except that I spelled it wrong, and didn't notice it until later. :P Kyou 17:03, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
Monday Mourning Church?
Who is the woman who sings backup with him in "Monday Mourning Church"? I can't find any refernece to her anywhere, who is she? Or is she just a plain old backup singer or what exactly?
Also, when is Alan's next single out? USA Today has been old since November.
Faris b 00:48, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
- Faris, I know this question was a long time ago,but better late than never. For anyone viewing this talk page and wanting to know the answer, Patty Loveless sang backup on Monday Morning Church. I love Patty's material, and I love this song, but I thought she stuck out like a sore thumb. TenPoundHammer 18:31, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
Here are some sections that, to me, seem very much in violation of NPoV.TenPoundHammer 14:25, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
- "His 1992 , A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love) was a smash success, spawning five major singles with "Chattahoochee" being the most enduring and successful. After a few more hit albums, Jackson again rocketed to fame with "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," a song about the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, which became a hit single and briefly propelled him into the mainstream spotlight."
- "Although Jackson has been characterized as a commercialized "hat act", his influences go deep into the roots of country music and his songs have been recorded by some of the greats like Charley Pride, who recorded "Here In The Real World"." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TenPoundHammer (talk • contribs) 14:25, 16 April 2007 (UTC).
- Is there any evidence of this album existing or do you own it? Publichall (talk) 03:29, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
I do not have this yet, but I have seen it for sale in a few different country music catalogs. There is one called "Great Country Music" that sells it. I think Alan has it listed on his website under "Discography" as well. Also, try bmg.com, as that is where most of his music has been sold in the past. If they don't have it listed, they may have some in storage if you ask. Or, try ebay. I'll have to go searching for it as well. --Jackie7 (talk) 11:53, 8 August 2009 (UTC)Jackie7
This album does exist. I own it on CD. For those of you looking for it, and expecting the same quality music found on other AJ albums, you'll be very disappointed. It almost sounds like a bad impressionist trying to do and AJ album. Don't waste your time or money. Bodaddy52
new forthcoming album
I know this isn't very helpful, but I don't want to add it myself because I'm not familiar with Wikipedia's standards: Jackson has a new album forthcoming.
At the bottom of the 2000s-present section, there's a mention of his new ACR label. But there's no mention of the first single he's released on it ("Long way to go"), or his new album coming out.
Links: http://www.emimusic.com/blog/2011/alan-jackson-premieres-long-way-to-go-video/ http://www.alanjackson.com/news.html?n_id=3119 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:32, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Democrat or Republican??
I have seen Jackson labeled on his wiki article as both a Republican and a Democrat, but nothing ever cited to back either of them up. Can someone do that please?Bjoh249 (talk) 06:19, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
# of Studio Albums?
The introduction paragraph clearly states "thirteen studio albums" have been released...then scroll on down to the 2000-present section, and notice he has released his "sixteenth studio album." Could someone clear this up? I'm not sure if there's some miscount with "greatest hits," "compilations" and the like, or if it just hasn't been updated in THAT long. – Alex43223 T | C | E 23:00, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
i hqve alaways loved your music ihsven" been on a computer iin 20 yrs you r my favorite (i cant styand taylor nor tim) forgive my type hell mim 40 my husband 80 and works fulltime mpso iwastop of my class now im having 2 leafn can u make a song ablout second chances at love something like he stop loving her todayandblueeyes crying in ra — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:100C:B201:D55A:716C:C2CE:E8CE:8BE5 (talk) 04:58, 10 June 2014 (UTC)