With 28 number one singles, 17 billion streams and 20 million albums sold, reigning ACM Artist of the Decade Jason Aldean has released his highly-anticipated 11th studio album, HIGHWAY DESPERADO, now available. Aldean, who is nominated for “Top Song Sales Artist” and “Top Selling Song” for “Try That In A Small Town” at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, November 19th, recently wrapped his sold out, 40+ city headlining tour on October 28 in Tampa, FL.
Featured by the Associated Press, Billboard, The Tennessean, LA Times and more, HIGHWAY DESPERADO includes fourteen total tracks, including Aldean’s breakthrough Hot 100 chart-topping single “Try That In A Small Town,” which recently became his 28th career #1 single at Country radio. The album also features his next single, “Let Your Boys Be Country,” and three tracks co-written by Aldean. The 3X ACM Entertainer of the Year winner first introduced new music from the album in May with the release of the fan-appreciation anthem, “Tough Crowd,” at this year’s ACM Awards, where Aldean was an Entertainer of the Year nominee.
Aldean sat down with CBS Mornings last week from his Nashville-based studio, where he spoke about working on his 11th studio album including getting back in the writer’s chair, his sold-out Highway Desperado Tour, career milestones, and reaction to his new music. Friday morning (3/10) Fox and Friends also featured Aldean from his tour stop in Tampa, Florida, where he sat down to talk about the success of his current tour and gratitude for the unyielding fan support he’s received since early in his career.
HIGHWAY DESPERADO follows Aldean’s double album MACON, GEORGIA, which earned Aldean his 27th career-charting #1 single, “Trouble With A Heartbreak,” as well as a Billboard Music Award nomination for “Top Country Song” and awards from ACM, CMT, iHeart, and a GRAMMY nomination for “If I Didn’t Love You” with Carrie Underwood. Since making his chart debut in 2005, the Georgia native has earned the most Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart – more than any other artist – his “songs of small-town living, love and loss have resonated with a loyal fanbase” (Billboard) and have “vaulted him to the pinnacle of Country music success” (Atlanta Journal Constitution).