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Country traditionalist Alan Jackson made his debut with the uncompromising Here In the Real World. Written before he’d even become a star, two of its best songs were about show business: On the title track, Jackson laments its false portrayals of romance, but on "Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow" he dreams of joining its biggest names. The rest of the LP lies somewhere in between, as the singer honors his form by trying to wrench something new—something real—from the familiar twang. Thanks to a sturdy voice and soft wit, he succeeds to an extraordinary degree.

Customer Reviews

This is the Album that started it all.

this is his very first CD. it still has some of his very best songs o it. buy it you'll love it.

Strong songwriter, great voice, perfect pitch

Love this album, great songs well written, about life, love, persistence and family. I get lifted listening to these songs, Jackson's voice is soothing and he has the Blues & Soul working to convey a message. Praise for his wife who supported him during the lean years "Chasin that Neon Rainbow & I'd love you all over again". His Parents are serenaded in "Home" and the title track speaks for itself, Life ain't easy. The lyrics come alive and touch my heart, leaves me feeling good always.

Here In The Real World

For a breakout recording this is a great one! If you don't like this one you don't like country music..


Born: October 17, 1958 in Newnan, GA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

After Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson was the most popular male country singer of the '90s. An heir to the new traditionalist movement of the '80s, Jackson's approach was rooted in classic honky tonk yet remained comfortably within the contemporary mainstream. Jackson's hallmark was consistency -- he wrote many of his own hits, and his way with a hook was part of the reason he never really hit a commercial dry spell, even into the new millennium. He also projected a modest, wholesome, down-to-earth image...
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