Jason Aldean on meeting Kelly Clarkson and his next single
Jason Aldean performs at Jiffy Lube Live in a couple of weeks on the same day as Preakness, a day where everyone will drink lots of beer and get very muddy, surely something Aldean would appreciate.
In an interview to preview that show, he talked about how the song "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Kelly Clarkson came about and what his next single on fourth album "My Kinda Party" would be.
He said he was originally going to record the song by himself. But the more he listened to it, he thought it would play better as a duet.
"They asked who it would be, and I said, 'Someone like Kelly Clarkson would be cool.' I didn't know if we would get her, but phone calls were made and next thing I knew she was in the studio with us. I'd never met Kelly until then."
After the two performed it on 'American Idol," the song, the album's second single, went to the top of the country charts.
Aldean's cover of Colt Ford's "Dirt Road Anthem," was chosen as the album's third single, and is currently at No. 50 in the Billboard 100 chart, just a rung below the Clarkson duet, which has been on the chart for 26 weeks.
He said the album's next single hasn't been chosen. He has to wait and see how "Anthem" performs.
But, he said that if it were up to him, he would pick another ballad, the 13th track on the new album, "See You When I See You."
He also said the fourth single is a foregone conclusion, but that there's also the possibility of a fifth single.