“Alan Jackson’s A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ’Bout Love) is maybe the most straight-ahead album to top the country charts in the modern era. It’s an album that could have come out in 1992, 2002 or 1972, in that it’s built on the pillars of country music: honest songwriting and a kickass band. It’s an album that strips all artifice and is easy to love; you just get the straight dope of Jackson’s life lessons on everything from romantic disappointment to how to get over a fight with your wife. It’s a rare album that delivers on its title — nothing more, nothing less.”