Jason Aldean recently revealed, in a picture shared on social media, that he is back in the studio, working on his tenth album. The Georgia native is opening up about his new set of tunes, vowing to keep making the music his fans have come to expect from him over the years.
“You can always sort of tweak on it a little bit and try to make what you do a little better and change it up a little bit,” Jason told ABC Audio. “But I always thought the core sound of what we do … it’s kind of what got us here.”
“It was believable and authentic to me and where I’m from,” he continued. “And I think that’s why it’s always connected with people.”
Jason typically leaves the songwriting to other people, but he does make sure he has a personal connection to each song he records.
“The one thing I’ve always tried to pay attention to is just what the songs are saying,” Jason said. “And I feel like that’s what makes it work, is if it’s something that I can relate to or something that’s authentic. If I don’t do those kind of songs that are kind of true to me and who I am, I just feel like people can see through that. .. It’s just not believable to me.”
Jason might have evolved as an artist since his 2005 debut single, “Hicktown,” was released, but his sound has remained consistently the same over the years, in spite of the changing trends in country music.
“If you’ve got an artist that has a certain sound, and it’s working and doing well and it’s the new craze, everybody kind of tries to follow that and do their own version of whatever that is. And that’s just one thing that [I can’t do] … I’ve just always been comfortable in what we do and the kind of music that I make. It’s country and rock and, you know, a little blues and some R&B.”
Jason’s current single, which seems poised to be his 24th No. 1 hit, is “Got What I Got.” The blues-sounding song is from his latest album, 9.