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Under the InfluenceThis staunch traditionalist grew up on the kind of weepy honky-tonk that wasn't afraid to wallow in self-pity. In assembling the fine covers that make up Under the InfluenceCountryThis staunch traditionalist grew up on the kind of weepy honky-tonk that wasn't afraid to wallow in self-pity. In assembling the fine covers that make up 1999-10-25
Alan Jackson, Under the Influence

'UNDER' SCORE Jackson sings loud and proud about his country roots

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Under the Influence

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Alan Jackson; Producer (group): Arista

This staunch traditionalist grew up on the kind of weepy honky-tonk that wasn’t afraid to wallow in self-pity. In assembling the fine covers that make up Under the Influence (”The Way I Am,” ”She Just Started Liking Cheatin’ Songs”), he updates classics with poignant readings and eloquent instrumental solos, finding the poetry in country’s forgotten gems.