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Livin On Love | Loves Got A Hold On You
Midnight In Montgomery | Pop A Top
Precious Memories | Remember When
Right On The Money | She's Got The Rhythm
Someday | Small Town Southern Man
The Older I Get | The One You're Waiting On
Tonight I Climbed The Wall
Tryin Not To Love You
Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning
You Can Always Come Home

Alan Jackson Acoustic Guitar Covers
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1. Livin On Love

This song is from the 1994 album "Who I Am" and became a huge #1 at that time.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = verse is root up down up bass up down up - chorus to a double downstroke - meaning play root down down root up down up and repeat.
  • Picking = Yes - hammer ons - pull offs
  • Chords = G, C and D - you can also throw in G7 and D7
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2. Love's Got A Hold On You

Strangely enough, Alan Jackson had nothing to do with the writing of this #1 hit from his 1992 "Dont Rock The Jukebox" album.

The songwriters were Carson Chamberlain and Keith Stegall.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = allows for some bass using a root up down up bass up down up 
  • Picking = Yes - a little
  • Chords =  E, A and B7
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3. Midnight In Montgomery

Alan Jackson spent an evening one stormy night in Montgomery Alabama and payed a visit to the local cemetery to pay his respects to Hank Williams who is buried there.

Upon returning to Nashville, Jackson sat down with a dong writing friend of his Don Sampson and together co-wrote this song called Midnight In Montgomery as a tribute song to Hank Williams. 

The song hails from the 1991 album "Don't Rock The Jukebox".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm =  this one is mainly arpeggio picking of the strings as you play thru the chords in this song or play a down down up - up down up down up in the chorus
  • Picking = No
  • Chords =  Dm, C, A#, A, A7
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4. Pop A Top

Many people would likely be surprised to know that this song was first recorded back in 1966 by Nat Stuckey.

Jim Ed Brown had a #3 hit in 1967 and Alan Jackson's version reached #6 on the country charts in 1999. The song hails from his "Under The Influence".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = walking bass - while the right hand does a steady down up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords =  G,C and a D and then a whole step shift up to the A, D and E
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5. Precious Memories

Precious Memories is a traditional gospel song that was written back in 1925 by JBF Wright. Many artists besides Alan Jackson have recorded this one over the years including Aretha Franklin, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and a few others.

This song was the title of the album that Alan Jackson released back in 2006 which contained a collection of 15 old traditional gospel songs. No single were released from that album but reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart as well as obtaining a Platinum status in sales.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A7, A/Db, Bm and an E or E7
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6. Remember When

Remember When hit the airwaves in the fall of 2003 and by Feb 2004 the song was a #1 country hit.

The songs can be found on his Greatest Hits Vol II album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm =  a simple root up down up, chord change, root up down up and so on
  • Picking = Yes -- There are two picking riff / breaks in the song. One at the beginning and another later when the key changes after the third verse and changes to the C, Am, F and G. After that section the song transitions over to the Esus, E and moved into the A key for the last part.
  • Chords =  G, Em, C, D, Am, F, Esus, E, A, Gbm
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7. Right On The Money

Alan Jackson had a #1 with this song back in 1998 that can be found on his 1998 album "High Mileage".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = downstroke chop or use a down down up down down up -- Or in the chorus you can switch over to a down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Few Riffs
  • Chords =  coming soon
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8. She's Got The Rhythm

Alan Jackson and Randy Travis co-wrote this song and were going to pitch it to B.B. King but in the end, Jackson decided he'd like to record the song.

Good choice as it turned out to become a #1 hit in 1993 from his album "A Lot About Livin".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = all downstrokes but you can combine some upstrokes as I do
  • Picking = Few Riffs & Picking
  • Chords =  A, D E and a B7
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9. Someday

This song became a second #1 hit from his 1992 album "Dont Rock The Jukebox". The song was a #2 hit in Canada.

The official music video for this song is posted below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up bass up down up or -  play a root down up down up bass up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords =  C, F, G, Am and Em
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10. Small Town Southern Man

In Nov 2007 Alan Jackson released Small Town Southern Man. The song was written by Jackson himself for the album "Good Times".

He had a three year drought since his previous #1 which was Remember When, so this one topped the Country Charts for him in the US. Small Town Southern Man chords and lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm =  play a root up down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords =  D, G, A
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11. The Older I Get

Alan Jackson released this song in 2017 as a single but it never charted. That should tell you something about the state of country music.

This song is on the 2017 album "Where Have You Gone".

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = mix in some arpeggio note picking -- down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords =  D, G and A7 -- you can throw in like a Dsus or an A7sus also
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12. The One You're Waiting On

This song was released as a single in 2016 but failed to chart.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = a steady up and down bass up down up
  • Picking = Yes & some riffs
  • Chords =  G, D/Gb, C, Am and Em
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13. Tonight I Climbed The Wall

Tonight I Climbed The Wall was written by Alan Jackson and released as a single back in 1993 from his album "A Lot About Livin'.

This song reached #4 on the country charts in both Canada and the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs
  • Chords =  G, C, D, D7
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14. Tryin Not To Love You

This number was a dedication song to a Merle Haggard album that Alan Jackson recorded back in 1994 and was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a very basic root up down up
  • Picking = a little
  • Chords =  E, D, Db, Gbm, B7, B7/G and a Ddim
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15. Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning

A song written by Alan Jackson about the tragic events of Sept 11, 2001 and hails from the album "Drive".

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning chords and lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = You can play this with arpeggio in the verses and then use a down down up down up down up rhythm pattern in the chorus. Or you can do some arpeggio and some strumming and mix up the two patterns
  • Picking = No
  • Chords =  C, F, G, Am and Am/G
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16. You Can Always Come Home

A song that hails from the Angels and Alcohol album of 2015 but was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd Fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords =  D, G, Bm and A7
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