Jason Aldean leapt onto the country music charts with his first single “Hicktown” back in 2005. And from that moment on, he has kept his foot on the gas pedal in more ways than one.
Throughout the years, Aldean has scored 23 number one singles and currently serves as the only country act in history to top the all-genre Billboard 200 chart four times. Blending influences stemming from rock to R&B to hip-hop, Aldean has remained a dominant force on the charts thanks to songs such as these, songs that certainly will forever hit the heart full throttle.
Here are our picks for Jason Aldean’s Top 10 Songs of his career:
10. Crazy Town
If you have ever come around that turn on I-65 with the Nashville skyline in the distance and not had this song turned up as loud as it will go, you are doing it wrong. Written by Brett Jones and Rodney Clawson, “Crazy Town” tells the story of Music City the only way an up and coming artist can tell it.
Released in March 2010 and featuring that distinctive Aldean growl, it was the fourth and final single off of Aldean’s album Wide Open, and went on to reach the number two spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
9. You Make It Easy
One of the sweetest love songs in Aldean’s music catalog, “You Make It Easy” tells the story of those ideal relationships that seem to always have a way of seeing it to the other side. Written by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard along with Morgan Wallen and Jordan Schmidt, the song was actually inspired by Hubbard’s wife Hayley.
But damn, it feels like every word is coming from Aldean’s heart.
The first single off of 2018’s Rearview Town, “You Make It Easy” is one of those songs that is easy to love, and one we will be singing along to for years to come.
8. Burnin’ It Down
The truth is that this song makes us feels sexy, sweaty and a tad uncomfortable all at the same time. And that’s why we can’t get enough of it. Written by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley along with Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins, Aldean once called this the perfect example of ‘baby-making music.”
And we can’t disagree with him.
Released in July of 2014 off of his album Old Boots, New Dirt, the sultry ballad would end up winning the “Top Country Song” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. And umm, the music video for this song? Well, y’all might need to get yourself a glass of water.
7. Fly Over States
We’ve all been there, in a plane going somewhere on the east coast or the west coast and looking down midflight onto the land beneath you, wondering about all the people and the stories they are living way down there.
And thanks to Aldean, we will never look at that vast land the same way again.
Written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney, “Fly Over States” was released in 2012 and served as the fifth and final single off Aldean’s wildly successful album My Kinda Party. The touching song would end up giving Aldean his seventh number one hit.
6. Lights Come On
You truly don’t know Jason Aldean until you see his live show. And if ever there was a song that exemplified the energy and sheer fire that comes with seeing the Georgia native and his band live, its “Lights Come On.”
With a pulsing backbeat and the way Aldean sings of the ‘six string circus coming to town,’ listeners are transported to that time they were screaming in some arena somewhere over the talented guy in the cowboy hat.
Penned by Jimmy Robbins, Jordan Schmidt, Brad Warren, Brett Warren and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, “Lights Come On” was released in April of 2016 and ended up making it to the number one spot on the Country Digital Songs chart.
5. Rearview Town
If you have ever flipped off that ‘Y’all Come Back’ sign, chances are you can feel the song “Rearview Town” deep in your soul. Written by Kelley Lovelace, Bobby Pinson and Neil Thrasher, “Rearview Town” tells the story of someone ready to put the town they grew up in behind them for good.
It’s raw and its truthful and its reality for so many people out there.
The song itself was released in 2019 and served as the final cut off the album of the same name.
4. Big Green Tractor
Evidence that Jason Aldean could just put out a light and fun song out came via the release of “Big Green Tractor,” a country sing-along of sorts that pays homage to, well, big green tractors.
It’s as simple as that.
And that’s why we love it.
Written by Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy, Aldean released “Big Green Tractor” in May 2009 as the second single off his album Wide Open. Eventually, it became his third number one single of his career.
3. Dirt Road Anthem
It was 2011 and the world seemingly didn’t seem ready for Aldean to come out rapping. But that’s exactly what he did on this ode to dirt roads, written by fellow country stars Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert.
And while “Dirt Road Anthem” may have raised some eyebrows within the traditional country music contingent, it did definitely raise Aldean’s star power a notch at the same time. It was the third single off of My Kinda Party and went to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
If that wasn’t enough, it also snagged a nomination at the 54thAnnual Grammy Awards for “Best Country Solo Performance.”
2. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson)
The CMA Awards have long been known for unforgettable performances, and Aldean’s rendition of “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson may just be one that ultimately lives on in infamy. After the two vocal powerhouses performed it together on stage, there was just no stopping this song.
Written by Andy Gibson, Paul Jenkins and Jason Sellers, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” served as the second single off of Aldean’s fourth album My Kinda Party, and the power ballad soon would become his fifth number one. Heck, it would even be certified Double Platinum before all was said and done.
1. She’s Country
If ever there was a song that exemplified the life of a female country music fan, it’s “She’s Country.” And if you ask us, it just might be Aldean’s most recognizable and wide-spanning hit of his career thus far.
Written by Danny Myrick and Bridgette Tatum, “She’s Country” was released in December 2008 and was the first single off of Aldean’s 2009 album Wide Open. Paired with an irresistible music video, “She’s Country” raised the star power of Aldean to all new heights, serving as the perfect anthem for his then just budding live show.
It would become his second number one hit in May of 2009.