Good times for "Good Time": Alan Jackson CD is number one
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
– Alan Jackson's "Good Time" will debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts when they are released Thursday with first-week SoundScan sales of 119,151. This is Jackson's fourth album to hit the top spots simultaneously on week of release.
"Good Time" is Jackson's 17th album and contains 17 songs, all written by Jackson, a first for him. The first single from the album, "Small Town Southern Man," is Jackson's 51st single and is number 2 this week.
"Good Time" reunites Jackson with longtime producer Keith Stegall and marks his return to traditional country after his "Precious Memories" and "Like Red on a Rose" albums.
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