Jason Aldean’s ‘They Don’t Know’ Is His Third All-Genre No. 1
Jason Aldean has topped the all genre Billboard 200 chart for the third consecutive time with his latest release They Don't Know. This marks the first country album to top the chart in 2016 and the first since Chris Stapleton went No. 1 in November of 2015 with Traveller.
Billboard reports that Aldean's They Don't Know is the first country album to debut atop this all-genre chart in over a year, the last being Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights in August 2015. Aldean's fifth studio album, Night Train, peaked at No. 1 in 2012, followed by his 2014 release, Old Boots, New Dirt.
In a recent interview with Taste of Country Nights, Aldean said he wanted to see his fans' reactions to the new music, and judging by the album's success, he more than delivered what they wanted.
“I’m just curious to see what people’s reactions are, whether it’s my family or friends or just anybody,” the superstars says. “I think that’s one of the best things about actually getting to put the album out is you get feedback and you get a chance to really — fans are brutally honest, which I love. You put it out there and you get a chance to hear what they actually think about the album, which is great.”
Aldean also shared that his duet with Kelsea Ballerini, “First Time Again,” wasn’t originally meant to be a duet.
“Just kinda the more we listened to it the more we felt like it could be,” he explains. “We started looking around at different female voices to possibly use and she was one that kinda stuck out. She’s killing it right now, man … It wasn’t until the song she has out now, the ‘Peter Pan’ song, where I got to hear her voice in a different way. That’s the song that I went, ‘Oh, alright. This could be really good.’ So she came in and she killed it. She did great. I’m excited to have her on the album.”
Aldean's They Don't Know is in stores now. The singer will headline the 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival next summer.
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