Freight Train (2010) Nashville's a different town than it was in the '90s, but to borrow one of Freight Train 's many hackneyed metaphors, Alan Jackson remains predictable… 2010-03-30 Alan Jackson Country
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Freight Train (2010)

Alan Jackson | THIS IS WHERE HE BELONGS Alan Jackson
THIS IS WHERE HE BELONGS Alan Jackson
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 30, 2010; Lead Performance: Alan Jackson; Genre: Country

Nashville's a different town than it was in the '90s, but to borrow one of Freight Train's many hackneyed metaphors, Alan Jackson remains predictable as the sunrise every morning. So it's time for another round of country music madlibs, and with the exception of ''After 17'' — an awkward ode to a teenaged lass who's ''not a woman, not a girl'' — the results float comfortably in the haze of Jackson's 20 year career. If you hate surprises, he's your guy. B-

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Originally posted Mar 22, 2010 Published in issue #1096 Apr 02, 2010 Order article reprints