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