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Alan Jackson has remained one of country music’s most consistent hit makers for more than two decades now, and he’s delivering another solid set of songs next week. His new album, Thirty Miles West, hits stores on Tuesday, June 5 and features his latest hit, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore.”

Though Alan thinks his voice has gotten deeper as he’s gotten older, everything else has pretty much remained the same. He says, “I still have always recorded songs, I’ve tried to, that are just the fun things like ‘Chattahoochee’ and then much later you’ve got ‘Five O’Clock Somewhere.’ And then I’ve had songs from heartache like ‘Wanted’ in my early career that are not dissimilar to this song that’s out now.”

One way Alan’s changed is in his hairstyles over the years. Though he’s always wearing a cowboy hat, Alan’s three daughters like his current, shorter haircut.

Say Alan, “They see those old pictures of me and the long hair and all that mullet-looking thing and they make fun of me now.”

Of note, Alan will be profiled on GAC’s Notes from the Opry this Saturday night at 9 Eastern. Carrie Underwood will perform one of Alan’s biggest hits on the show.

Alan will be in New York City next week for appearances on NBC’s Today and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman to promote his new album.

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