Contact Us

Alan Jackson Performs ‘So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore’ on ‘Jay Leno’

Alan Jackson
Alex Wong, Getty Images

‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ has had a soft spot for country music in the month of March. A mere two weeks after Toby Keith brought his ‘Red Solo Cup‘ to the stage, Alan Jackson performed his new single, the contemplative ballad ‘So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore.’ Late night talk shows are a prime place for country tunes, that’s for sure.

Strumming his acoustic guitar and wearing a tan cowboy hat last night (March 30), Jackson performed his sad song flawlessly. ‘Tonight Show’ watchers that aren’t country fans were certainly introduced to one of the genre’s most notable powerhouses and should have been more than impressed by this consummate pro.

While the song has melancholic lyrics, the subdued performance was the perfect way for redblooded, workaday Americans to end a hectic week, with a musical goodnight kiss from a country legend. Jackson was uber expressive with his eyes while singing, as though the pain of the lyrics was still immediate.

The show’s couch guests, namely fashionista Nicole Richie, daughter of Lionel Richie, who’s gone country with ‘Tuskegee,’ popped over to the stage after the performance to shake hands with Jackson.

Scroll to the 36-minute mark to watch Jackson’s performance in the video footage below.

Watch Alan Jackson on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’

Best of K96 FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K96 FM: Wide Open Country quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Never Miss the Latest News from K96 FM: Wide Open Country.