appropriately titled The Bluegrass Album – on September 24. Jackson
wrote eight songs for the album, which also includes other originals and a
couple of well-known standards of the genre. The Bluegrass Album will
be released on ACR (Alan’s Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville and is
produced by Keith Stegall and Jackson’s nephew, Adam Wright.
record a bluegrass album for years. This spring, a group of some of the best
players and singers in bluegrass came together, emerging in a matter of days
with the completed acoustic album. He enlisted Scott Coney (acoustic guitar),
Sammy Shelor (banjo), Adam Steffey (mandolin), Tim Crouch (fiddle), Tim Dishman
(bass), Rob Ickes (dobro) and Ronnie Bowman and Don Rigsby (vocals).
include such titles as “Blacktop,” “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” and “Mary.” Covers
on The Bluegrass Album include The Dillards’ “There Is A Time,” John
Anderson’s “Wild and Blue” and a ¾-time version of Bill Monroe’s seminal “Blue
Moon of Kentucky.”