Jason Aldean Announces Next Album, Drops New Tracks
Jason Aldean surprised fans early Monday morning (Sept. 9) with the announcement of his ninth studio album, aptly titled, 9….
Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jason Aldean surprised fans early Monday morning (Sept. 9) with the announcement of his ninth studio album, aptly titled, 9. Dropping November 22, the record is already available for pre-order HERE.
“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,” Aldean explained in a news release. “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.”
To further the excitement surrounding his forthcoming project, the ACM Artist of the Decade also shared that four of the album’s tracks – “Blame It On You,” “I Don’t Drink Anymore,” “Keep It Small Town” and “We Back” are out now.
Aldean hand-picked the rowdy “We Back” as the album’s lead single as it reminded him of some of his earlier releases.
“When I came into Country music and made my mark, it was with a banger,” Aldean shared. “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.’”
Aldean is currently in the midst of his massive Ride All Night Tour, which runs through October 11. In December, the Georgia native will bring his signature live show to the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas for a three-night stint: Jason Aldean: Ride All Night Vegas.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.