Jason Aldean is giving fans another taste of his forthcoming new album with the release of his new single, “Try That In A Small Town.”
On Friday (May 19), the country superstar and reigning ACM Artist Of The Decade released the new tune, which details his feelings about the current state of the world.
“Sucker punch somebody on a sidewalk / Carjack an old lady at a red light / Pull a gun on the owner of a liquor store / Ya think it’s cool, well, act a fool if ya like / Cuss out a cop, spit in his face / Stomp on the flag and light it up / Yeah, ya think you’re tough,” Aldean sings on the first verse, before going into the song’s chorus, “Well, try that in a small town / See how far ya make it down the road / ‘Round here, we take care of our own / You cross that line, it won’t take long / For you to find out, I recommend you don’t / Try that in a small town.”
Immediately Resonated With The Song’s Message
After listening to “Try That In A Small Town” for the first time, Jason Aldean knew he had to record the tune as he immediately resonated with the message behind the track’s lyrics.
“For me, I heard the song and it just kind of explained to me what’s going on in the world. It resonated with me, I guess is a better word because of what’s going on in the world,” Aldean explained during a recent interview on The Bobby Bones Show. “It’s like everyday you turn on the news and see something crazy happened or some heartbreaking story. This is just a song that talks about like you wouldn’t get away with that stuff in a small town. It’s just a different mindset and different kind of values in small town America that I wish everybody else would kind of adopt. It’d probably help some of things that are going on in the world.”
Produced by Michael Knox and written by Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy, Kelley Lovelace, and Neil Thrasher, “Try That In A Small Town” is set to impact Country Radio on Monday, May 22.
Listen To Jason Aldean’s New single “Try That In A Small Town” Below
The new single follows his national television debut performance of another new track, “Tough Crowd,” which he officially debuted on the 2023 ACM Awards after a surprise release earlier in the week for fans.
“Try That In A Small Town” follows his previous release, “Tough Crowd.”
“This is just a song to me that talks about our fans…about us onstage getting a bird’s-eye view of our fans that come in all shapes and sizes and colors,” Aldean shared in a press release. “It’s just really cool to look out and just see those people from all different walks of life come together for a show and have fun.”
Produced by Michael Knox and co-written by Kurt Allison, Marv Green, Tully Kennedy, Kelley Lovelace, and Neil Thrasher, “Tough Crowd” serves as a tribute to the Aldean Army.
“I see girls with tattoos / good ol’ boys and cowboys / I see a few soldiers here tonight / welcome back / We got some country ass beer drinkin’ hell raisin’ go all nighters / we got some dirt turnin’ diesel burnin’ hard workin’ 9 to 5ers,” Aldean sings on the first verse, detailing what he sees each time he steps onto the stage.
Aldean then went on to honor his loyal fans on the chorus.
“Talk about a tough crowd / make you want to turn it up loud / raise the roof tonight / and make the red, white, and blue proud / yeah / here’s to country strong I wish y’all see right now / talk about a tough crowd,” Aldean sings.
Forthcoming New Album
“Try That In A Small Town” and “Tough Crowd” are both expected to appear on Jason Aldean’s forthcoming yet-to-be announced new album.
In an interview with Bobby Bones on The Bobby Bones Show, Aldean revealed that his new album is 90% done.
The two new tunes mark Jason Aldean’s first new music since the release of his double album, Macon, Georgia.
The project, which paid tribute to his hometown and served as his tenth studio album, features 10 live tracks and 20 new originals, including the chart-topping hits “Trouble with a Heartbreak” and “If I Didn’t Love You” with Carrie Underwood as well as his current single “That’s What Tequila Does.”
Highway Desperado Tour
Later this summer, Jason Aldean will embark on his 41-city headlining trek, dubbed the Highway Desperado Tour.
Produced by Live Nation, the Highway Desperado Tour will kick off on July 14 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY, making stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix and more before wrapping up in Tampa at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on October 28.
Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent and Dee Jay Silver will serve as support on the trek.
Additionally, Jason is also scheduled to perform at several festivals later this year, including Country Jam, Nebraskaland Days, Country Thunder Wisconsin, Tidalwave Festival and more.
Highway Desperado 2023 Tour Dates
14 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
16 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
27 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
28 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
29 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
4 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
5 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
6 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
11 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
19 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Amphitheater
24 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
25 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
26 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
7 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
8 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
9 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 –Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
21 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
22 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
23 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
29 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
30 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater
5 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
6 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
7 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
12 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center+
13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
14 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
19 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
21 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
27 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
28 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
For a full list of Jason Aldean’s upcoming tour dates, visit his official website HERE.