Jason Aldean is gearing up to release his 9th studio album, and for him, number nine is a special one.
“Early on I always thought if we ever got to make nine albums, I’m going to call it ‘9.’ It was my baseball number growing up, and it’s just kind of always been my lucky number,” explains Aldean. “I remember cutting the first album and thinking ‘that’s forever away,’ and now here we are. I don’t know, it’s really special we made it this far – so, it’s more for me than anybody else – but, it means a lot.”
In conjunction with the release, Aldean has released 4 new songs from the album, “Blame It On You,” “I Don’t Drink Anymore,” “Keep It Small Town,” and the project’s lead single “We Back.”
“When I came into Country music and made my mark, it was with a banger,” Aldean adds. “But we haven’t put out a lot of that stuff over the last couple years. So we got this song and to me it just says what it says: ‘Thought we were gone, but you’re wrong – now it’s on.’”