Country star Alan Jackson is sharing new music for the first time in two years, just days ahead of his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. Fittingly, “The Older I Get,” examines his incredible past and looks forward with a full heart.
Channeling his lifelong hero George Jones, Jackson focuses on how fleeting life is and how thankful his for what he’s been given.
“The older I get, the more thankful I feel,” he sings. “For the life I’ve had and all the life I’m living still.”
“This song reflects a lot of how I feel these days,” Jackson said in a press release. “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.”
“The Older I Get” will be featured on Jackson’s new record, due out sometime in 2018. He’s currently on the road with a handful of shows scheduled through the middle of November. You can see all of his upcoming tour dates here, and look out for additional 2018 concert dates to be announced in the coming weeks.