June 20, 2011
It’s hard to figure out why “Blue Blooded Woman” was the first single that Arista sent to radio. Perhaps they felt something uptempo was needed out of the gate.
It’s a great sounding record, with crystal clear fiddles and steel guitar announcing on day one that Jackson was a traditionalist. But the concept is stretched thin by the second verse, proving that even a song that’s barely two minutes long can run out of ideas quickly. It’s little more than a novelty, with its only significance being that it was the official kick-off of an incredible career.
Written by Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah, and Keith Stegall
Listen: Blue Blooded Woman