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May 20, 2011

Jason Aldean on "Dirt Road Anthem," his next single, and his show at Jiffy Lube Live

Jason Aldean talks about Kelly Clarkson, Colt Ford, and his touring band in a Q&A in today's paper.

Here are some parts of the interview that didn't make it in print because of space. 

Aldean, who performs on Saturday at Jiffy Lube Live, is touring with his newest album "My Kinda Party." "Dirt Road Anthem" is his latest single.

Q: When did you start working on the album, and when was “Dirt Road” added to the mix?

A: We started working on this record probably at the end of 2009. We went back at the start of the year and cut a few more songs. We finished it up in the early part of 2010. “Dirt Road Anthem” was added pretty early because it was something we talked about pretty early on. I got around to cutting it in my second session. We recorded in Nashville in the same little studio I’ve recording at for 12 years, called Treasure Isle.

Q: Are there more singles off “My Kinda Party” planned?

A: There’s at least one more single, possibly two. Depends on a lot of different things, mainly hinges on how “Dirt Road Anthem performs. I don’t a clue yet when it’ll come out. If I had to pick, I’d pick “See You When I See You,” which is also a ballad.

Q: What can people expect at Jiffy Lube Live. Are your live performances as much of a genre hodgepodge as your albums?

A: It’s a mixture of everything. You’re going to hear everything from all four albums. We’ve got big uptempo things and we slow it down for ballad-type deals. We want to make it so it never gets old. We spent a lot of time working on how we want the set to flow and we want to make sure its entertaining from start to finish.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:27 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Music News


Too bad you can't TAILGATE anymore at JLL. Just to let you all know- don't make the drive, its not worth it. Too much traffic. Facebook boycott JLL page set up.

Boycott Jiffy Lube Live but not Jason Aldean.

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Jason Aldean is a great country singer. I'm going to his concert on July 16 @ Cruzan Amphitheater. Can't wait to sing along to all my favorite songs at the concert. Yee-haw, Im gonna have a good time! Looking for great seats....

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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