For a lot of people my age it was a George Strait or Garth Brooks song. But when I was a kid, Alan Jackson was without-a-doubt my first favorite country artist and "Chasing That Neon Rainbow" was the song that shot him straight past his contemporaries for me.

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What a great song. Inspiring.

The song was originally released as a radio single in 1990, and not too long after that it was inspiring a little red-headed 9-year-old Buddy Logan -- to do what I'm still not sure, but it was. It's one of the few covers on Jinks' Red Rocks Live album.

Included on Jackson's debut album Here In The Real World, the hit song was written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride. Jackson's debut album produced four more singles, "Blue Blooded Woman", "Here in the Real World", "Wanted", and "I'd Love You All Over Again."

Red Rocks Live was Jinks' first live album, and it includes many of his own hits, including “Loud and Heavy,” “Hippies and Cowboys,” and “Cast No Stones.”

Last year year two of those songs were Certified Gold by the RIAA, “Loud and Heavy” originally from his 2015 album Adobe Sessions was certified on March 31st. Then on August 5th, “Hippies and Cowboys” from his 2010 Less Wise album was Certified Gold.

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