Two-time, reigning and current ACM “Entertainer of the Year” nominee Jason Aldean has revealed the track listing behind his hard-charging and ferociously confident eighth studio album “Rearview Town”, out April 13th.
Joining forces with longtime producer Michael Knox, the risks and their rewards electrify the 15 new tracks snaking between stadium-sized guitar anthems, heartfelt country minimalism and hip-hop swagger. Beginning today, fans who pre-order the album at any available digital retailer will instantly receive a download of its driving title-track.
It’s about putting things behind you…things that have held you down…and looking ahead,” said Aldean of Reaview Town’s title track. “When you look at my career and the personal experiences I’ve gone through, it really seemed like a fitting title for this record and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded. It was important to me to pick songs that have substance to them, I’m more conscious of that these days.”
Long a maestro of up-tempo stompers, Aldean kicks off “Rearview Town” with “Dirt to Dust” and “Set It Off,” an epic one-two punch of dirty guitars and undeniable hooks with razor-sharp production. Heading for traditional Country on the standout lost love lament “Drowns the Whiskey” featuring Miranda Lambert, the track is remarkably understated in its arrangement, but it’s saturated in well-worn emotions. On “Better At Being Who I Am,” Aldean lends a nuanced, knowing delivery to the breakup tale. Occasionally like on the enthusiastically-received Top 10 and climbing lead single, “You Make It Easy,” he even finds himself channeling the blues.
But for all its sonic diversity, “Rearview Town” is indelibly cohesive. It’s Aldean’s lifelong love of country…country music and country life…that ties it all together.
“REARVIEW TOWN” COMPLETE TRACK LISTING:
1. Dirt to Dust
2. Set It Off
3. Girl Like You
4. You Make It Easy
5. Gettin’ Warmed Up
6. Blacktop Gone
7. Drowns the Whiskey (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
8. Rearview Town
9. Love Me or Don’t
10. Like You Were Mine
11. Better at Being Who I Am
12. I’ll Wait for You
13. Ride All Night
14. Up in Smoke
15. High Noon Neon
Aldean’s sure-footedness has helped define the genre’s 21st century, which plays into his 19 No. One hits, more than 15 million total album sales and dozens of sold-out stadium shows. Continuing with that momentum, the new music follows Aldean’s last three albums that each bowed at No. One on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and all seven of his previous LPs have achieved platinum certification or better.
Aldean’s wide-open approach has made him a perennial live-show favorite for the format as he has headlined the biggest stadiums in the United States where “Aldean and his band rock hard and precise” (Houston Chronicle) and this year, his “High Noon Neon Tour” will launch on May 10th.
For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.