Here is a song that popped up recently. There is definitely some intrigue here. The big thing would be that Jason Aldean is singing on it with the artist Jordan Rager. It’s Jordan’s song, but obviously Jason felt pretty strongly about this kid to sing on his song.
It’s always a good idea if you’re a new artist to get in some kind of partnership with an established artist. If you do good you can bring in some of their fans.
Let’s see what this one is all about.
Southern Boy – Jordan Rager
This is a pretty cool song. It has real good production on it. After the first opening notes you’re feeling like you’re listening to the radio. It sounds like it could be one of those that goes either way. It could really touch people and kind of pick up and reach the top five. I definitely think it has that potential especially with Jason on the track.
The story and lyrics in the song are familiar. We’ve been hearing the Southern-type lyrics about the life and the love especially in the last few years. But I think that’s okay. It’s what many people are living and I don’t think you ever get tired of hearing songs about your life.
The sound is different on this one. It kind of has that power ballad feel of ’80s metal, which has been part of Jason’s music the last few years. And it’s worked.
A couple last things with Jordan. I see now that he’s on Broken Bow. They’ve been expanding with new offshoots of that label and they’ve been having big time success. It’s the label Jason has been on so that connection makes sense now.
And it looks like Jordan was on The Voice a couple seasons ago where Blake picked him in the blind auditions. So he’s definitely got the chops and this one sounds like it could be a hit.
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 85/100