Jason Aldean celebrates his 45th birthday today (2/28). Splashing on to the country scene in 2005, Jason has managed to have hit after hit, win awards and sell out big tours along the way,
We celebrate Jason by looking back at what we believe are his 20 best songs to date.
A solid song about two lovers finding the perfect spot for romance at night while waiting for a train to pass by. Jason debuted the song on June 5, 2013, at the CMT Music Awards.
A fun song used by the Nashville Predators at their home games in a pregame video. The song was also used by the Predators during their walkout at the 2020 NHL Winter Classic.
This song became Aldean’s seventh number one hit. The title references the term “flyover states,” often associated with the Southern and Midwestern United States. The lyrics tell the story of two men on a first-class flight "from New York to Los Angeles," discussing who would want to live in the land they are seeing down below and saying that the land is "in the middle of nowhere."
The song’s video portrays a young couple's love story, starting from their teenage years, fast-forwarding through marriage and settling down, all the way to the young man's leaving for war. Jason said of the song, "It reminds me of where I’m from, and some of the stuff I did when I was growing up.”
It was released in August 2015 as the fourth single from Aldean's 2014 album Old Boots, New Dirt. Staying true to Jason’s tested and true song “formula,” it charted at number five on the Billboard Country Songs chart.
A song big enough to title an album and a tour, this song is a country-rock song about a guy who's "worked all week" asking a girl out for a tailgate party and bonfire and asking her to stay the night with him afterward.
Written by fellow artists Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford, when this song came out Aldean's publicist teased about the song, suggesting Aldean listened to "a little Snoop Dogg in his time." However, Jason said he did not consider "Dirt Road Anthem" a rap song, although he later did a remix of the song with Ludacris.
The song’s lyrics describe his lover as being "relentless" in nature saying, "I can't outrun it / Just keeps coming / Girl, your love is relentless." He compares her to a daydream, crashing waves, and a storm.
The music video for this song premiered in June 2016. It is 5 minutes long and combines tour footage of Aldean's 2016 “Six String Circus Tour,” with an in-depth interview in which he states what touring means to him.
A title track “Rearview Town” reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in August of 2019, which made this Jason’s 21st number one, also making him sixth in ranking of artists with the most number-one songs on the chart.
This song originally was not written with Aldean in mind, but after he heard it from producer Michael Knox, he fell in love with its "traditional country sound." During interviews for the album They Don’t Know, Jason called it "one of the most well-written songs" on the project.
A masterful duet with Miranda Lambert that blends their voices perfectly. The song sings about his vain attempts to "drown" the memory of a former loved one by drinking whiskey but instead observes that the memory "drowns the whiskey.”
This song’s music video was released on January 28, 2021. It told a story about the relationship of a young couple in the 1940s.
One of Aldean’s signature songs. The song became Aldean's second number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in May 2009. This song is also used in the video game “Rock Band” Country Track Pack.
Our introduction to Jason Aldean in 2005, “Hicktown” was his debut single, and remains one of his greatest songs.
Aldean and Clarkson performed the song on several occasions, notably on the tenth season of American Idol and at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The song was nominated for "Best Country Duo/Group Performance" at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
Jason said that the idea for the song came when he sent a request to Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line asking for a song with "tempo" to it. Within a few days, Hubbard contacted him with the finished song, which Aldean immediately liked and chose to record.
An early hit for Jason, it earned him two nominations at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards for Video of the Year and Song of The Year as well as video with the best direction at the CMT Music Awards.
This is Aldean’s breakout hit. Within three years the song sold 2,028,000 downloads in the United States. As a ringtone, “Big Green Tractor” became the #1 ringtone in all genres in 2009 becoming the first Country ringtone to hold that distinction and logged more than one million downloads.
An amazing duet with Carrie Underwood. This song’s story is just beginning as it is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. The song also is nominated for three categories at the Academy for Country Music Awards 2022 for Single of The Year, Musical Event of the Year, and Video Music of The Year.