The Genre-Blending “Tender Love Song” (Billboard) Serves as Aldean’s Latest #1 From Current Album ‘9’
Multi-Platinum entertainer Jason Aldean charts his 24th career #1 single at US country radio this week as his latest hit, “Got What I Got” takes the top spot on both Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart and Billboard’s Country Airplay. The R&B infused track from his sixth consecutive #1 selling album 9 (Macon Music/Broken Bow Records) “embraces pop-leaning production and Country storytelling” (USA Today) and is a “perfect example that Aldean has no problem diverting from his signature anthems,” (Entertainment Tonight).
“Country radio has always given us the chance to bend the rules a little, and that has always meant a lot to me,” Aldean said. “It’s especially cool for them to have my back right now while we can’t be out on the road getting fans music that way. We are missing it bad and can’t wait to get back on stage.”
After almost 15 years at the top of his format, the three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” has seen trends come and go. Aldean’s helped bring a few out of the shadows, making the mainstream’s first contact with hard rock (“Hicktown”), hip-hop (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and R&B (“Burnin’ It Down”). But after all that time, he continues to hold his ground making modern albums with an old-school soul—most recently with his ninth studio album, 9, which debuted at the top spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Notably, all seven of Aldean’s previous studio albums have been certified PLATINUM, while bolstering 15 billion streams and more than 20 million albums sold. Known as a member of Country’s elite headliners, Aldean’s past tours are nearing legendary status as he is one of the first of few acts in the genre to sell-out multiple stadiums including UGA’s Sanford Stadium, Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Continuing success outside of the music industry, Aldean recently launched his latest collaboration, Wolf Moon Bourbon, an 80 proof bourbon that has been distilled from Midwestern grains and aged for four years in new, as it offers a finish of caramel, oak and spice.