Jason Aldean is celebrating a new career milestone this week as his latest single, “Blame It On You,” reached the top spot on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart and Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
This marks Aldean’s 25th career No.1 and back-to-back chart-toppers from his latest chart-topping album, 9. The news comes 15 years after the Georgia native earned his first No.1 at country radio.
“25 No. one songs is bigger than I could have dreamed while I was driving that delivery truck back in Macon, GA,” Aldean said. “This one is for the fans, Country Radio and my team for taking this crazy ride with us.”
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“Blame It On You” is the latest single from Aldean’s ninth studio album, 9.
Co-written by Aldean’s bandmates Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy alongside John Edwards, Michael Tyler and Brian White, “Blame It On You” finds Aldean crooning over a breakup and realizing that he’s the one to blame for the downfall of the relationship.
“I could blame it on the whiskey/ I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t even miss me/ Gave you a million reasons, girl, not to be with me/ / Should’ve never let you go/ Should’ve never watched you go/ I could blame it on a good high/ Let it take the blame for why you told me, “Goodbye”/ Instead of missin’ you and missin’ all those good times/ Should’ve never let you go/ Should’ve never watched you go/ I could say I never knew/ I could drink around the truth/ But I can’t blame it on you,” Aldean sings on the chorus.
The song became an instant fan-favorite upon its release and Aldean says he too fell in love with it immediately.
“When I hear songs like ‘Blame It On You’ that have more of a pop side but are still killer…I always want to see what we can do with it. The demo had this really cool auto-tune in the background that I immediately knew we needed to leave in there,” Aldean previously shared. “We ended up cranking it up and now it almost sounds like there’s another singer on the song. It’s just really cool. I’ve always said that just because it’s a slower song, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be edgy. You can still have some attitude to it.”
Fans can catch Jason Aldean on his Back in the Saddle Tour 2021 with special guests HARDY and Lainey Wilson. The 35-date tour kicks off August 5 in Virginia Beach, VA.
JASON ALDEAN: BACK IN THE SADDLE TOUR 2021 DATES:
08/05/21 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
08/06/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/07/21 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/12/21 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center*
08/13/21 Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/14/21 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
08/19/21 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/20/21 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/21/21 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
08/27/21 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
08/28/21 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
09/09/21 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/10/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/11/21 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/16/21 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
09/17/21 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
09/18/21 Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
09/23/21 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
09/24/21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/25/21 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/30/21 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/01/21 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/02/21 Denver, CO – Ball Arena*
10/07/21 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center*
10/08/21 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
10/09/21 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10/14/21 Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
10/15/21 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center*
10/16/21 Birstow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/21/21 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
10/22/21 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/23/21 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/28/21 Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
10/29/21 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/30/21 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
*With Lainey Wilson and TBA