So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore

Album: Thirty Miles West (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This heartbreaking number is the second single to be released from Alan Jackson's first album for his own label, Alan's Country Records. Nashville songwriter Jay Knowles and Jackson's nephew, Adam Wright, wrote the song. Other cuts penned by the pair include "No Truck, No Boat, No Girl," a track from Joe Nichols' 2011 album, It's All Good.
  • The song's music video was directed by Steve Goldmann and was filmed on a cold winter's day at Coney Island's beach and amusement park.
  • Jackson told The Boot that he knew as soon as he heard the song he had discovered something special. "Well, at first it raised the hair on my arms, when I heard the demo," he recalled. "It was a really good version, too. It was one of those songs that, when I heard it, it's the kind of song that made me want to be in country music. I'm such a big fan of that kind of song. Sad songs, or break-up songs, and heartache songs are always the best ones to bring that emotion out and are actually the easiest to write as a writer."

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