Jason Aldean has a new single burning up the charts right now so it’s a good time to look back at his very first single.
What’s hard to believe is that this song came out nearly 10 years ago. In the Spring of 2005, a new guy on the scene had this rocking single that became one of the anthems for the summer. People were cranking this one all summer long.
But with a first hit single you never really know how long the artist will stick around. It’s hard to maintain that momentum. But Jason has obviously been able to rise through the ranks and today he’s arguably country music’s biggest artist.
That’s pretty incredible for a guy that struggled to get a record deal for years. And when he did it was on an independent and pretty much unknown record label, Broken Bow Records. That label, with big thanks to Aldean, is now a powerhouse in Nashville with multiple big time artists.
This song was co-written by John Rich and Big Kenny along with their writing partner Vickey McGeehee. Back in those days the Big & Rich guys and their writers were on a big time roll. It seemed like they had a hand in all the big singles of 2004-2007. I can’t remember where I heard it, but I remember seeing a quote from John Rich where he talked about Jason Aldean taking all of his best songs to record.
It certainly helped out Jason because his career took off and it’s only gotten bigger over the years.
This song will likely be a country classic for years to come. I hope you enjoy listening to it today as much as everybody did back in 2005.
Hicktown – Jason Aldean