Aldean sings a Dirt Road Anthem
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
– Jason Aldean will release Dirt Road Anthem
as the third single off "My Kinda Party."
Aldean will perform the song Sunday, April 3 on the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS. The song, which can be streamed, hits radio on April 4.
"I always get excited to test new songs out on the road," said Aldean. "This one is a little different because it kicks off with the chorus, so everyone starts sorta grooving along with it...and then we hit that first verse with the rapid fire lyrics, and the fans go nuts. I know we're pushing some boundaries with a song like this, but I also think people expect that from me now. I'm really taking the fans' lead on this one, but I think it's going to be a killer single for us on the road this summer."
The CD has spawned the three week number one hit Don't You Wanna Stay with Kelly Clarkson, and its title track took the top spot on the Mediabase country singles chart in December.
Following the ACM Awards, Aldean will pick his My Kinda Party tour back up for 38 more dates through August.
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