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Alan Jackson just released a brand-new song, “The Older I Get,” as a first taste of the new album he’s planning to release next year. The lyrics of the track speak to the truths he’s realized as he’s gotten older and wiser.


Alan especially relates to the opening lines: “The older I get/the more I think/You only get a minute/better live while you’re in it/’Cause it’s gone in a blink.”

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We caught up with Alan on the red carpet at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Medallion Ceremony on Oct. 22, just before he was inducted as the Hall’s newest member. As he prepared to receive country music’s highest honor, we couldn’t help but wonder if those lyrcs about time flying by applied to Alan’s country career.

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“Yes, it does,” Alan tells Rare Country. “I think it’s like I’ve always heard — the older you get, the faster time goes. One minute, it seems like it’s been really fast. On the other hand, it seems like it’s been a long time. We’ve been through so much and done so much and just been so fortunate. It’s just hard to believe all this has happened.”

“The Older I Get” also includes the line, “Funny how it feels I’m just getting to my best years yet.” That definitely gets us excited to hear the new music Alan’s been working on for 2018!

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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