Like Red on a Rose

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Like Red On A Rose
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released September 26, 2006
Genre Country, Adult Contemporary
Length 49:30
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Alison Krauss
Alan Jackson chronology
Precious Memories
Like Red on a Rose
Live at Texas Stadium
Singles from Like Red on a Rose
  1. "Like Red on a Rose"
    Released: July 24, 2006
  2. "A Woman's Love"
    Released: January 8, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (83/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating 3/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [3]
Country Weekly (average) [4]
Entertainment Weekly A− [5]
The Music Box 3.5/5 stars [6]
No Depression (mixed) [7]
People 3.5/4 stars [8]
PopMatters 6/10 stars [9]
Slant 4/5 stars [10]
Stylus Magazine A− [11]
The Village Voice (favorable) [12]
Yahoo! Music (favorable) [13]

Like Red on a Rose is the fourteenth studio album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on September 26, 2006. The album produced two singles, the title track and "A Woman's Love", which respectively reached numbers 15 and 5 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Unlike all of Jackson's previous albums, where Keith Stegall served as producer, this album was produced by singer Alison Krauss, who also selected the songs. "A Woman's Love", a re-recording of a song previously included on Jackson's 1998 High Mileage album, was also the only song on this album that Jackson wrote.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Anywhere on Earth You Are"   Tim Krekel, Danny O'Keefe 4:13
2. "Good Imitation of the Blues"   Patrick Brayer 3:23
3. "Like Red on a Rose"   Robert Lee Castleman 3:32
4. "Nobody Said That It Would Be Easy"   Castleman 3:44
5. "Don't Change on Me"   Jimmy Holiday, Eddie Reeves 3:26
6. "The Firefly's Song"   Castleman 3:56
7. "Wait a Minute"   Herb Pedersen 4:22
8. "Had It Not Been You"   Sidney Cox 4:01
9. "A Woman's Love"   Alan Jackson 4:13
10. "Don't Ask Why"   Roy Freeland, Bill LaBounty 3:01
11. "As Lovely As You"   John Pennell 4:05
12. "Where Do I Go From Here (A Trucker's Song)"   Castleman, Stephen Foster 4:02
13. "Bluebird"   Leon Russell 3:25


From liner notes.[14]


Backing vocalists[edit]


  • Carl Gorodetzky — string contractor
  • Alison Krauss — producer
  • Michael Omartian — string arranger and conductor
  • Gary Paczosa — Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer
  • Brandon Bell — Recording Engineer
  • Joey Crawford — Assistant Recording Engineer
  • Greg Lawrence — Assistant Recording Engineer
  • Terry Christian — Recording Engineer (for String Session)
  • Doug Sax — Mastering Engineer
  • Sangwook Nam — Mastering Engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Like Red on a Rose debuted at #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top Country Albums selling 86,000 copies, becoming his ninth #1 country album. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in January 2007.


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Preceded by
Live: Live Those Songs Again by Kenny Chesney
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 14–20, 2006
Succeeded by
It Just Comes Natural by George Strait