You Go Your Way

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"You Go Your Way"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Thirty Miles West
Released August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)
Genre Country
Length 3:17
Label Alan's Country Records/
EMI Records Nashville
Writer(s) David Lee
Tony Lane
Troy Jones
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore"
"You Go Your Way"
"A Million Ways to Die"

"You Go Your Way" is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in August 2012 as the third single from Jackson's seventeenth studio album Thirty Miles West.[1] The song was written by David Lee, Tony Lane, and Troy Jones.

Critical reception[edit]

Ben Foster of Country Universe gave the song an A grade. He writes that, "In structure and theme, "You Go Your Way" bears a moderate resemblance to George Strait’s classic 1993 hit "Easy Come, Easy Go", but with a deeper shade of heartache." He goes on to say, "The lyric is framed in a quietly infectious melody as well as a fiddle and steel-drenched Keith Stegall arrangement that sounds absolutely fantastic. Though we would generally expect nothing less from Alan Jackson, such work seems almost revolutionary in comparison to the warmed-over sounds that have all but taken over country radio."[2]

Taste of County editor Billy Dukes rated the song 2.5 stars out of 5. Dukes states, "Unlike 'So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore', the legend doesn't appear to dive deep into a memory to recreate a sense of loss. The song is sung with all the worry of Brad Paisley's 'I’m Gonna Miss Her'."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"You Go Your Way" reached 41 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as well as 39 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Chart (2012) Peak
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[4] 39
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 41


  1. ^ Wyland, Sarah (April 10, 2012). "Alan Jackson to Release New Album June 5". Great American Country. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Foster, Ben (August 15, 2012). "Single Review: Alan Jackson, “You Go Your Way”". Country Universe. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (August 14, 2012). "Alan Jackson, ‘You Go Your Way’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Alan Jackson.
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.

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