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Jackson sets CD for June release

Monday, April 9, 2012 – Alan Jackson's first post-Arista Records release, "Thirty Miles West," drops June 5.

The release will be out on ACR (Alan's Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville and is produced by long-time producer Keith Stegall. Jackson's current single from the album is So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore.

When asked about the album title Jackson said, "There's this highway that's been in existence for forever now - it's called the Dixie Highwa,y and it runs from north of Michigan all the way down to south Florida, and I wrote a song about it that's on the album. I grew up on Highway 34 outside of Newnan, Ga., and that's where we came up with 'Thirty Miles West.' I think we were about 30 miles west of the official part of the Dixie Highway that runs through Georgia."

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