JASON ALDEAN TAKES A SEAT AT THE TOP OF THE RADIO CHARTS
EARNING 19TH CAREER NO. ONE WITH “ANY OL BARSTOOL”
Concurrently Announces “They Don’t Know” As Next Single With Same Momentum Launching
JASON ALDEAN: THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR, On April 27
While “slowing things down with the open-hearted…Jack Daniels-laced song” (Entertainment Weekly), RIAA’s top digital Country male artist of all time Jason Aldean earns his 19th No. One with “Any Ol Barstool,” topping both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts this week. Serving as the third consecutive chart-topper off his seventh studio album THEY DON’T KNOW, “the soundtrack of heartache” (Billboard) also marks Aldean’s first No. One since claiming the coveted ACM Entertainer of the Year award back-to-back, making him one of only nine artists in history to achieve this accomplishment.
“‘Any Ol Barstool’ brought that classic Country vibe I grew up on, so it’s pretty cool to me that my fans and Country radio took it to No. One,” said Aldean. “We’ve worked up big moments around ‘Barstool’ and ’They Don’t Know’ and it’s made me even more ready to get back out on the road and see the fans.”
Aldean keeps the momentum moving as he announces his new single is the title-track off the only Country album to claim the top spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart in 2016. “Packed with stadium-size songs and arena-ready hooks” (The Boston Globe), Aldean is sure to bring that same energy to the stage while boasting support from special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver,as he returns to the road next week with his JASON ALDEAN: THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR, launching in Toledo, OH, on Apr. 27.
“When I first heard the song it really made me think about how rural communities can come across misunderstood. It’s a classic scenario in movies, a Hollywood producer films in small towns and packs in every stereotype you can imagine,” noted Aldean. “This song wraps all those feelings together perfectly and basically says not to judge a book by its cover. I relate to that growing up in the backwoods of Georgia.”
“Country music’s hard-rocking everyman” is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as THEY DON’T KNOW follows each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 19 No. One hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time. In addition to the new tour, the “reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will showcase a special exhibit opening its doors on May 27, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.