Jason Aldean Drops New Track, ‘Whiskey Me Away,’ Co-Written by Morgan Wallen
Nearly a month after the release of Macon, Jason Aldean is giving fans a taste of what’s to come on…
Jason Aldean, Morgan Wallen
On Friday (Dec. 3), the country superstar shared a brand-new song from Georgia called “Whiskey Me Away,” a track that was co-written by Aldean’s longtime friend, Morgan Wallen, alongside Rodney Clawson, Jeff Hyde and Driver Williams.
“Whiskey Me Away” is a story song that finds Aldean crooning over an unpredicted, newfound love. Though they just met, the superstar finds himself head over heels and as they get to know each other over drinks, he declares, “I’m liking where we’re headed now.”
“Throwing quarters down that jukebox/ Play some old-school Alabama/ You got the lonely I brought in here/ Almost gone without a trace/I know I’ve had a few, yeah, but I’m buzzing on you/ You’re a hangover I’d love to wake up to/ So come on, baby, whiskey me away/ Come on, baby, whiskey me away,” he sings on the first chorus.
Listen to the new track below.
The song marks the first track off the second half of Aldean’s double album. Georgia will feature 15 new tracks and is set for release on April 22, 2022.
Aldean’s tenth studio album is named after his hometown of Macon, Georgia.
“Where you were raised has such a big influence on who you become and for me it’s no different … especially from a music standpoint,” Aldean remarked in an earlier press statement. “My little hometown of Macon was heavily instrumental in my musical background. Growing up in an environment that was a crossroads between Country music, Southern rock, blues and R&B, it was just natural to blend different sounds in my own way.”
Wallen and Aldean have been friends for quite some time now. Wallen co-wrote Aldean’s 2018 chart-topping hit “You Make It Easy,” which appears on the superstar’s Rearview Town album.
Following the controversy surrounding Wallen’s use of a racial slur in early 2021, Aldean shared his support for the singer/songwriter during an interview on the Just Being Ernest podcast.
“To me, I think he’s one of the most talented guys that has come through this town in a long time just from a writer’s standpoint, a singing standpoint,” Aldean said. “He was out on tour with me last year and to me and I even told Morgan this when he was out with us, I was like man, you’re the next superstar of our business, man. I mean you could just tell, he just kind of had that thing. I love his voice, I love the songs he’s cutting, I love his vibe, he’s got his own little thing that’s him that’s nobody else, and I think to me that’s what being a star is. He’s the guy that I’ve been the most excited about in this town for a long time.”
In late July 2021, Wallen and Aldean shared the stage alongside Luke Bryan and Tyler Hubbard for a surprise performance of “She’s Country” at Bridgestone Arena.
Months later, Wallen shared a snippet of a brand-new song on Instagram, and it details a night in Downtown Nashville with a girl he met at “Aldeans,” a SoBro bar owned by Aldean.
Wallen frequents the four-level Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar and even surprised fans with a performance of “Sand In My Boots” and “Wasted On You” at the popular Nashville hangout in June.
The track has even inspired a new TikTok trend that’s dominating social media.
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.