Alan Jackson Shares the Inspiration Behind New Song ‘You Can Always Come Home’ [WATCH]


By Gayle Thompson

Alan Jackson‘s latest studio album, Angels and Alcohol includes the tender song “You Can Always Come Home,” which Jackson says was inspired by personal experience.

“My first daughter, a few years ago, graduated and went off to college,” Jackson tells Taste of Country. “It just reminded me of, when I came to Nashville, I didn’t know anything about it. It was a big move, and it was scary, and everybody thought we were crazy.”

With lines like, “You can always come home / Wherever life’s road leads, you can get back / To a love that’s strong and free / You’ll never be alone / In your heart, there’s still a place / No matter how right or wrong you’ve gone / You can always come home,” the song draws inspiration from words from Jackson’s own father, which meant much more to him after he became a dad.

“He didn’t discourage me from going [to Nashville] or anything,” Jackson says of his dad, “but he said, ‘You can always come home. If it doesn’t work out, you can always come back.’ And it’s true.

“When you’re a parent, if you have kids, [no matter] how old they are, you’re always going to take them in and take care of them, or whatever, so they always feel like they have a net,” Jackson continues. “And so, when Allie left to go out there, I wrote this song, and that’s kind of what it’s about, really.”

Angels and Alcohol is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.