‘Night Train’ takes a little ride to the top
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 21:10
While all the buzz may be surrounding Taylor Swift’s new album, Jason Aldean is already enjoying success with his new album, “Night Train.” Through the first week of the album release, nearly half a million copies were sold, which landed him atop the Billboard Top 200 across all genres.
Duplicating the success of an album that went double platinum, “My Kinda Party,” might seem difficult for most artists, but Aldean is well on his way to doing just that.
The biggest hit of the album thus far is “Take a Little Ride,” which sits sixth on Billboard’s Top 100 Country Songs. It will not be long until “The Only Way I Know,” featuring country music stars Luke Bryan and Eric Church, and “Black Tears” join the list.
The album features a variety of tracks, all of which make one want to roll down the windows, turn up the volume and sing along.
Aldean’s smooth country twang has carried him a long way after being dropped by three different labels before finding success. He had planned on giving up music altogether before being offered a deal by Broken Bow Records just a few weeks before he was scheduled to leave Nashville to his hometown of Macon, Ga.
Next July, Aldean will become the first country artist to have concerts in the two most historic baseball stadiums in the country: Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston. No other artist has ever played at Wrigley Field.
Millions of Aldean’s fans are thankful Broken Bow Records stepped in and prevented him from giving up, myself included.