Go back in time to when Alan Jackson was chasin’ down a rainbow YouTube

There was a time when Alan Jackson was just a regular guy in a great big world, but when the ‘90s hit, all that changed for the “class of ’89” act with his freshman album, “Here in the Real World,” and no song better explains Alan’s journey to stardom than“Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.”

In the video, a younger version of the white cowboy-hatted country star strolls into a smoky bar filled with about a dozen people. As Alan lugs in his guitar case, the bartender lazily looks up from his eyeglasses and says, “Audition time.”

Ready as ever, Alan and a few bar buddies play the song that touts living life on the road as a musician and playing routine gigs in dusty old bars and honky-tonks.

The song’s a reflection of Alan’s own life. In fact, before he ever even became a star, the Georgia native moved to Nashville and worked his way up. He even sang on an audition style show called “You Can Be A Star,” but it was hardly an audition at all. He only sang a few lines before the commercial break.

Now, the singer is well over his rainbow. Currently, Alan’s playing to large audiences on his 25th anniversary Keepin’ it Country Tour, and he’s also set to release a brand-new live DVD and digital release called “Keepin’ It Country – Live At Red Rocks.”

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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