Who I Am (Alan Jackson album)

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Who I Am
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released June 28, 1994 (1994-06-28)
Recorded January 1994
Genre Country
Length 46:50
Label Arista
Producer Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson chronology
Honky Tonk Christmas
(1993)
Who I Am
(1994)
The Greatest Hits Collection
(1995)
Singles from Who I Am
  1. "Summertime Blues"
    Released: June 6, 1994
  2. "Livin' on Love"
    Released: August 29, 1994
  3. "Gone Country"
    Released: November 15, 1994
  4. "Song for the Life"
    Released: February 6, 1995
  5. "I Don't Even Know Your Name"
    Released: May 15, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars (Jun. 26, 1994)[3]
2/4 stars (Nov. 27, 1994)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars [5]

Who I Am is the fifth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. The album was released on June 28, 1994 via Arista Records. It features the Number One singles "Summertime Blues", "Gone Country", "Livin' on Love", and "I Don't Even Know Your Name", as well as the #6-peaking "Song for the Life".

Several of this album's tracks were previously recorded by other artists, including two of the singles: "Summertime Blues" is a cover of the pop standard made famous by Eddie Cochran, while "Song for the Life" was previously recorded by several artists, including writer Rodney Crowell, whose version can be found on his 1977 debut Ain't Living Long Like This. In addition, "Thank God for the Radio" was previously a Number One hit in 1984 for The Kendalls from their album Movin' Train. Jackson re-recorded "Let's Get Back to Me and You" for his 2013 release, The Bluegrass Album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Summertime Blues"   Jerry Capehart, Eddie Cochran 3:12
2. "Livin' on Love"   Jackson 3:49
3. "Hole in the Wall"   Jackson, Jim McBride 3:33
4. "Gone Country"   Bob McDill 4:20
5. "Who I Am"   Harley Allen, Mel Besher 2:46
6. "You Can't Give Up on Love"   Jackson 3:06
7. "I Don't Even Know Your Name"   Alan Jackson, Ron Jackson, Andy Loftin 3:49
8. "Song for the Life"   Rodney Crowell 4:32
9. "Thank God for the Radio"   Max D. Barnes, Robert John Jones 3:19
10. "All American Country Boy"   Charlie Craig, Keith Stegall 3:18
11. "Job Description"   Jackson 4:41
12. "If I Had You"   Jackson, McBride 3:33
13. "Let's Get Back to Me and You"   Jackson 2:52

On the back of the album, "Let's Get Back to Me and You" is listed as track #14, with no #13 on the packaging. A short message on the back reads: "That's right folks, I am just a tad superstitious - AJ."

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[6]

Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • John Kelton — recording, mixing
  • Steve Lowery — additional recording
  • Keith Stegall — producer
  • Hank Williams — mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Who I Am peaked at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top Country Albums selling 102,000 copies, becoming his second #1 country album. In January 1999, Who I Am was certified 4× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Bubbling CAN Country
1994 "Summertime Blues" 1 4 1
"Livin' on Love" 1 1 1
"Gone Country" 1 2
1995 "Song for the Life" 6 11
"I Don't Even Know Your Name" 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who I Am (Alan Jackson album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Nash, Alanna (1994-07-08). "Who I Am Review". Entertainment Weekly: 53. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Randy (1994-06-26). "ALAN JACKSON, "Who I Am"; Arista". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  4. ^ "POP : Do You Hear What We Hear?". Los Angeles Times. November 27, 1994. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Who I Am (CD insert). Alan Jackson. Arista Records. 1994. 18759. 
  7. ^ a b "Who I Am - Alan Jackson". Billboard.com. 1994-07-23. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 16, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
Preceded by
Not a Moment Too Soon by Tim McGraw
Top Country Albums number-one album
July 23–29, 1994
Succeeded by
Not a Moment Too Soon by Tim McGraw
Preceded by
John Berry by John Berry
Kickin' It Up by John Michael Montgomery
RPM Country Albums number-one album
July 25 - September 4, 1994
October 3–9, 1994
Succeeded by
Maverick by Various Artists
In Pieces by Garth Brooks