Jason Aldean on Wild Times and Good Writing.

Jason Aldean graces the cover of the current issue of Billboard, on newsstands now. In the article, Jason opens up about his growing success, playing sold-out stadiums, reacting to critics, and on being part of the new crop of country stars. He also discusses his new album, Night Train, due out October 16.

Sarah Wyland | GAC | Photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records

“This has been a year of trying to wrap my head around what’s going on,” he told Billboard. “Last year kind of took us by storm. We felt like we had a great record [in My Kinda Party], we felt like we had some big hits on it, but I don’t think any of us expected things to explode like they did. And when we went out and started not only selling out dates, but selling them out way in advance, we knew something was going on that was really cool.”

Jason’s new album is packed with the midtempo ballads and high energy party anthems he’s known for. Having had so much success with the “Dirt Road Anthem,” Night Train includes “The Only Way I Know,” a track that has rap elements and features Eric Church and Luke Bryan. A common theme found throughout Night Train is the realization that the wilder days are not only in the past, but were survived as well. It’s a sentiment with which Jason can identify.

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