This is a beautiful song by Alan Jackson paying tribute to one of iconic country singers, Hank Williams Jr. entitled “The Blues Man.” What more can we ask if these two great country music superstars did sing on stage together! It’s so wonderful! When Alan Jackson released this song, it peaked at the 37th spot on the charts., Also, Alan did a remarkable performance of this song at the 2000 ACM Awards! Enjoy.
Alan Jackson was born in the small town of Newnan, Georgia, on October 17, 1958. Alan Grew up singing gospel music, both in church and at home with his family. As a teenager he performed locally as part of a country duo. He left school to work and married his high-school sweetheart, Denise, who worked as an airline stewardess. In 1989, Jackson became the first artist signed to Arista’s new country division. Jackson’s debut album, Here in the Real World, was issued in 1990 and became a platinum-selling hit on the strength of four Top Five hits: the title cut, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Wanted,” and the first of many chart-toppers, “I’d Love You All Over Again.” He shot to full-fledged superstardom with the follow-up, 1991’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox, whose title track was an inescapable number one smash that year.
I’m just a singer, a natural-born guitar ringer
Kind of a clinger to sad old songs
I’m not a walk-behinder, I’m a new note finder
But my name’s a reminder of a blues man that’s already gone
So I started drinkin’, took things that messed up my thinkin’
I was sure sinkin’, when you came along
I was alone in the hot lights, not too much left in sight
But she changed all that one night, when she sang me this song
Hey baby, I love you
Hey baby, I need you
Hey baby, you ain’t got to prove to me you’re some kind of macho man
You’ve wasted so much of your life running through the dark nights
Let me shine some love light down on the blues man
I got so sick from speedin’, all the stuff they said I wasn’t needin’
If I was to keep pleasin’, all of my fans
I got cuffed on dirt roads, I got sued over no-shows
But she came and took all that old load, down off this blues man
Hey baby, I love you too
Hey baby, I need you
Hey baby, I do get tired of this travelin’ band
I’m 30 years old now, nights would be cold now
If you hadn’t stuck it out with this blues man
I’m 30 years old now, nights sure would be cold now
If you hadn’t hung around with this blues man
Songwriters: Hank Williams Jr.
The Blues Man lyrics © Bocephus Music, Inc., Six Shooter Music, Inc., Derek Luff Music Inc.
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