Aldean rides "Night Train"
Monday, August 20, 2012
– Jason Aldean will call his upcoming disc "Night Train."
Aldean's 15-song album will be out Oct. 16 on Broken Bow. The title comes from one of the songs on the disc. The lead single is the country/rocker Take A Little Ride, which sold more digital downloads in its first week than any male country artist in history. Currently approaching the Top 10 on the Billboard country songs chart in its fourth week, the song was Aldean's highest chart debut to date.
"I feel really great about the songs we recorded for this album," said Aldean. "There are some surprises on there that might raise a few eyebrows, and there's also some more traditional stuff too. I don't like being put in a box, and I think with every record, we've had a lot of variety...'Night Train' is no different. I got to do a cool uptempo song with Luke (Bryan) and Eric (Church), who've both been out with me over the last two years. I love collaborations like that, and I think the fans dig it when artists get together...it keeps it interesting."
Longtime producer Michael Knox is back for the fifth time, along with Aldean's road band that, in a departure from country's status quo, have played on every song he's recorded in his career.
"There's no formula to music," Aldean said. "It's meant to be experimented with. You're supposed to try things. So I love getting in there with my guys and coming up with sounds that nobody else really uses."
Songs on the disc are:
1. This Nothin' Town
(busbee / Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley)
2. When She Says Baby
(Rhett Akins / Ben Hayslip)
3. Feel That Again
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Vicky McGehee)
4. Wheels Rollin'
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Hillary Lindsey)
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley)
6. The Only Way I Know (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church)
(David Lee Murphy / Ben Hayslip)
7. Take A Little Ride
(Dylan Altman / Rodney Clawson / Jim McCormick)
8. I Don't Do Lonely Well
(Neil Thrasher / Tom Shapiro / Chuck Wicks)
9. Night Train
(Neil Thrasher / Michael Dulaney)
(Thomas Rhett / Luke Laird / Barry Dean)
11. Staring At The Sun
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Tony Martin)
12. Drink One For Me
(Neil Thrasher / Wendell Mobley / Tony Martin)
13. Black Tears
(Canaan Smith / Tyler Hubbard)
14. Walking Away
(David Lee Murphy / Rodney Clawson)
15. Water Tower
(Jason Sellers / Paul Jenkins / Michael Dulaney)
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