This song has been a huge hit.
Jason Aldean has taken his version of [easyazon-link asin=”B00480DMJ4″]Dirt Road Anthem[/easyazon-link] to the top spot on the country charts and the version with Ludacris has reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
Recently Jason joined the song’s writers Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert on stage for an exclusive, live performance of the track. The crowd goes crazy for these guys. You have to check it out…
Dirt Road Anthem – Live – Jason, Colt, and Brantley
The Dirt Road Anthem Story
This is pretty cool.
At the end of the video Jason calls Colt and Brantley the masterminds behind the track. That statement is definitely true. The song has been one of the biggest country songs of 2011 and will be played on radio for years to come. It’s got a simple story people can relate to and it’s put together with a really cool sound. It all makes for one of the best country songs of all time.
To kick off the performance Jason shares the story behind his version of [easyazon-link asin=”B00480DMJ4″]Dirt Road Anthem[/easyazon-link]. It turns out Colt was actually out on the road with Jason a year or so back. Jason had heard Colt perform the track and it was obvious the crowd loved it. The song had just never hit the mainstream country audience.
When the time came for Jason to lay down tracks for his [easyazon-link asin=”B0048067WI”]My Kinda Party[/easyazon-link] record his producer – also a friend of Colt’s and Brantley’s – asked if he wanted to record the song. Jason says he liked the idea, but knew he needed to ask Colt first.
So Jason called up Colt and it turns out Colt was more than happy to have Jason record a new version.
The rest is history as they say and things are turning out great for all three country artists. The song has been one of the biggest hits of Jason’s superstar career. Colt continues to prove everybody wrong by selling tons of music, tickets, and merchandise. And Brantley just cracked the top twenty for the first time on the country charts with his latest single.
Dirt Road Anthem Huge Hit
The song has become something crazy for Jason. It reached number one on the charts despite some early criticism from country traditionalists. Some were afraid the track was too much of a pop or even hip hop song. That couldn’t be further from the truth. This song is country. This song was meant to be southern, but even up here in the north we have a few dirt roads and fields and memory lanes. The song tells a story everyone can relate to and with a catchy melody it really connected with lots of folks of all ages and backgrounds.
And just to spite all the naysayers Jason even cut a version with rapper Ludacris. Even more country folks didn’t like that version, but it exposed Jason to an even larger music audience and the song reached the top ten on the pop charts.
As the song continued growing in popularity it only raised the status of it’s writers. The song has been a huge success and will continue to be one of the biggest country hits of all time.
Secret Rapping Verse
If you watched the full length video above you probably caught the secret verse performed by Brantley toward the end. It’s a little something extra for the fans and you can only get it in the live show.
Brantley gets to rapping and adds a little verse about growing up and learning from his dad. And when Brantley talks about punching people that talk trash the crowd goes absolutely NUTS.
This is the kind of music and performance that make the hairs on your arms stand straight up. It’s music at its best – pure and with plenty of energy.
Jason Aldean, Colt Ford, and Brantley Gilbert sure know how to entertain a crowd and contrary to a few beliefs – they get along just fine.
These guys don’t hate each other.
Download My Kinda Party Album by Jason Aldean
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Download Ride Through The Country by Colt Ford
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Download Country Must Be Country Wide by Brantley Gilbert
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