Thirty Miles West

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Thirty Miles West
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Country
Length 52:21
Label Alan's Country Records
EMI Nashville
Producer Keith Stegall[1]
Alan Jackson chronology
34 Number Ones
(2010)
Thirty Miles West
(2012)
Playlist: The Very Best of Alan Jackson
(2012)
Singles from Thirty Miles West
  1. "Long Way to Go"
    Released: June 27, 2011
  2. "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore"
    Released: January 16, 2012
  3. "You Go Your Way"
    Released: August 27, 2012

Thirty Miles West is the seventeenth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson.[2] It was released on June 5, 2012 and is Jackson's first album on his own Alan's Country Records in a joint venture with EMI Nashville.[3] The album includes the singles "Long Way to Go," "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore" and "You Go Your Way."[4]

The album's title refers to a song about a stretch of the Dixie Highway near Jackson's hometown of Newnan, Georgia.[5] The song, "Dixie Highway," is a duet with Zac Brown.[6]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[7]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[8]
Country Weekly (positive)[9]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[10]
The New York Times (average)[11]
The Washington Post (average)[12]

Upon its release, Thirty Miles West received generally positive reviews from most music critics.[13] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 4 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gonna Come Back as a Country Song"   Terry McBride, Chris Stapleton 3:02
2. "You Go Your Way"   Troy Jones, David Lee, Tony Lane 3:18
3. "Everything but the Wings"   Alan Jackson 4:44
4. "Talk Is Cheap"   Guy Clark, Stapleton, Morgane Hayes 3:48
5. "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore"   Jay Knowles, Adam Wright 3:42
6. "Look Her in the Eye and Lie"   Jackson 3:48
7. "Dixie Highway" (with Zac Brown) Jackson 7:24
8. "She Don't Get High"   Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, Kylie Sackley 4:12
9. "Her Life's a Song"   Jackson 4:25
10. "Nothin' Fancy"   Knowles, Wright 3:12
11. "Long Way to Go"   Jackson 3:39
12. "Life Keeps Bringing Me Down"   Al Anderson, Shawn Camp 3:04
13. "When I Saw You Leaving (For Nisey)"   Jackson 4:04
Total length:
52:21

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[14] 6
Canadian Albums Chart[15] 4
German Newcomer Chart[16] 17
Norwegian Albums Chart[14] 14
Swedish Albums Chart[14] 45
UK Country Albums Chart[17] 3
US Billboard 200[15] 2
US Billboard Top Country Albums[15] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[18]
US Country Airplay
[19]
US Bubbling
[20]
2011 "Long Way to Go" 24 20
2012 "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore" 25 8
"You Go Your Way" 41 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 23, 2012
Succeeded by
Punching Bag by Josh Turner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyland, Sarah (April 10, 2012). "Alan Jackson to Release New Album June 5". Great American Country. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Brittany Joy (April 10, 2012). "Alan Jackson to Release ‘Thirty Miles West’ Record June 5". Taste of Country. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Darden, Beville (April 10, 2012). "Alan Jackson, 'Thirty Miles West' to Release in June". The Boot. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson to Release "Thirty Miles West" on June 5". Roughstock. April 10, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson's New Album Due June 5". Country Music Television. April 10, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ Flippo, Chet (May 3, 2012). "NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Big Summer Sounds Coming From Alan Jackson". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Silva, Robert. "Alan Jackson - 'Thirty Miles West' Album Review". About.com. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Thirty Miles West - Alan Jackson". Allmusic. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (June 5, 2012). "Thirty Miles West by Alan Jackson". Country Weekly. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ Lewis, Randy (June 6, 2012). "Album review: Alan Jackson's 'Thirty Miles West'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ Pareles, Jon; Chinen, Nate; Ratliff, Ben (June 4, 2012). "Another Solstice in an Endless Summer". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ Richards, Chris (June 4, 2012). "Alan Jackson’s ‘Thirty Miles West’: Reliably comforting". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Thirty Miles West - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c "Alan Jackson - Thirty Miles West". Ultratop 50. Hung Median. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c "Chart listing for Thirty Miles West". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://www.gfk-entertainment.com/news/dance-dinosaurier-trampelt-durch-newcomer-charts.html
  17. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/country-charts/
  18. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ Peak chart positions for singles on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart: