A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)
Georgia-born Jackson was in full creative stride as both singer and songwriter when he released his third album in 1992. A Lot About Livin' combines homespun lyrical wisdom with a lean, sleek update of traditional honky-tonk sounds. After racking up a series of hit singles, Jackson was ready to deliver a true country classic, and he did it with "Chattahoochee," a celebration of the Southern coming-of-age experience. With a wink and some barroom swagger, he also offered such upbeat fare as "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)" and "I Don't Need the Booze (to Get a Buzz On)." Stretching his limits, he delved into Western swing with "Up to My Ears In Tears" and blues-rock with "Mercury Blues." One of Jackson's best albums, A Lot About Livin' is filled with razor-sharp picking and smooth-cruising rhythms that cut close to the country bone.