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May 5, 2011

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.

Photo: Jason Aldean performing "Dirt Road Anthem" at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards (Reuters)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 1:54 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Music News


Love the Kelly and Jason duet. It was a hit way before they performed it on Idol.

Jason The duet with Kelly is AWSOME. You two can really sing together. I closed my eyes while listening to the song, and it was like listening to Tim & Faith! I really hope you do more duets together. GREAT JOB!!!

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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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