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Alan Jackson Gone Country
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Welcome to my Alan Jackson Gone Country page you'll find the lyrics to this song, a free pdf chords and lyrics sheet along with tutorial demos and a link to purchase full lessons in .mp4 format.

Alan Jackson Gone Country
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Gone Country came from the pen of Bob McDill, who was an active songwriter between 1960 and 2000. Alan Jackson recorded this one for his "Who Am I" album which was released back in Nov 1994. McDill had 31 #1 hits during his active writing career and had songs recorded by Ray Charles, Don Williams, Joe Cocker, Waylon Jennings and others. Alan Jackson commented about the writer Bob McDill as being one of his favorite writers of all time and said he wished he had written the song himself.

When Alan Jackson released this song, it was the  third single from the album. His first two singles went to number 1 which were Summertime Blues and Livin On Love. This song also hit the #1 ranking in the US and #2 in Canada. Download the free Alan Jackson Gone Country lyrics sheet below.

The music video was filmed in three locations including New York City, Las Vegas and Knoxville. And the inside scenes were filmed in Evansville Indiana at the Roberts Municipal Stadium and Knoxville. Jackson also included the song in a Ford commercial and chnged the words to Ford Country.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes a little
  • Chords = G, D, C, Em

Gone Country Lyrics

She's been playin' in a room on the strip for ten years in Vegas
Every night she looks in the mirror and she only ages
She's been readin' about Nashville and all the records that everybody's buyin'
Says, "I'm a simple girl myself, grew up on Long Island"

So she packs her bags to try her hand
Says this might be my last chance

She's gone country, look at them boots
She's gone country, back to her roots
She's gone country, a new kind of suit
She's gone country, here she comes

Well, the folk scene's dead, but he's holdin' out in the Village
He's been writin' songs, speakin' out against wealth and privilege
He says, "I don't believe in money, but a man could make him a killin'
'Cause some of that stuff don't sound much different than Dylan"

I hear down there it's changed, you see
Well, they're not as backward as they used to be

He's gone country, look at them boots
He's gone country, back to his roots
He's gone country, a new kind of suit
He's gone country, here he comes

He commutes to L.A., but he's got a house in the Valley
But the bills are pilin' up and the pop scene just ain't on the rally
And he says, honey, I'm a serious composer, schooled in voice and composition
But with the crime and the smog these days, this ain't no place for children

Lord, it sounds so easy, it shouldn't take long
Be back in the money in no time at all

He's gone country, look at them boots
He's gone country, back to his roots
He's gone country, a new kind of suit
He's gone country, here he comes

Yeah, he's gone country, a new kind of walk
He's gone country, a new kind of talk
He's gone country, look at them boots
He's gone country, oh, back to his roots

He's gone country
He's gone country
Everybody's gone country
Yeah, we've gone county
The whole world's gone country

Chords & Lyrics


Gone Country Tips

Alan Jackson has many great songs with only a few chords and this is another one of those which is played in a simple, G, C, D and Em. No capo on this one unless you need to use one as this one takes you more on the high side of G then on the low side. It has a that catchy riff in the beginning which I'm grabbing with those two bottom stings on the up stroke, and then a steady up and down as you hits those riff notes. One the song gets going, you can use a simple root up down up root up down up and repeat as you move through the song,

The lead in here is a bit tricky as it's played with a steel guitar so not an easy instrument to duplicate but as you'll see in the demo, it's improvised a bit anyhow for the acoustic.

Thanks for stopping by my Alan Jackson Gone Country page and I hope the info here was useful.

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