Alan Jackson Releases “The Older I Get” As Hall Of Fame Induction Approaches
Alan Jackson has released a new single titled “The Older I Get” as he makes his way into the Country Music Hall Of Fame on Sunday, October 22nd.
“This song reflects a lot of how I feel these days,” he says of the song, written by Adam Wright, Hailey Whitters and Sarah Allison Turner. “It’s a good song; I really liked it, but the message was a little different when I first heard it. I thought maybe it could be a little more positive about being older and wiser and more content, so they rewrote a few things, and this is how it ended up.”
Lyrics: “The older I get / The more I think / You only get a minute / Better live while you’re in it / ‘Cause it’s gone in a blink,” Jackson sings in the opening lines of the song. The reflective ballad is filled with the revelations and realizations that can only come from a life well-lived, and the words and melody create an instant image of Jackson’s own place in life and country music. “The older I get / The more thankful I feel / For the life I’ve had / And all the life I’m living still.”
“The Older I Get” will be featured on Jackson’s next studio album, set to be released in 2018. This will be the follow-up to Alan’s previously released album, Angels And Alcohol, of 2015. Alan Jackson will perform at the CMA Awards on November 8th and will soon announce his upcoming 2018 tour.
Listen to “The Older I Get” below and let us know what you think in the comment section!