Go behind the scenes of “I’m a Girl” with songwriter Mallary Hope as well as Michael Knox and Callie Khouri.Read more→
Closing out our series on the creative community, this week we survey top record producers for their thoughts on Country radio and its influence on their work. “I grew up in Nashville and, every morning on the way to school, my dad listened to Gerry House,” says Nathan Chapman, whose credits include Taylor Swift, The Band Perry and Shania Twain.
Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, Rachel Farley) also grew up in the Nashville area. “I love radio,” he says. “I used to watch Ralph Emery in the mornings and listen to radio on the way to school. Country, usually, or Top 40 if my cousin was driving. I grew up in Ashland City, and we only got two stations out there.”
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Multi-Platinum entertainer Jason Aldean lands his seventh consecutive No. 1 single today, as “The Only Way I Know,” feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church, takes the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. The second single off his platinum, No. 1 album Night Train, “The Only Way I Know” is Aldean’s 11th career No. 1.
“Having Eric and Luke come sing on this track with me was one of the highlights of recording the album,” said Aldean. “We are buddies off the road and outside of the music business, so this one is extra special for me. After my first No. 1 song back in 2006, I worried I may never have another one. Thankfully, we’ve been able to rack up a few of them in a row recently, and I have a lot of people to thank for that.”Read more→
Jason Aldean’s fifth album, Night Train, has been certified platinum four weeks after its Oct. 16 release. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and doubled the first week sales of his previous album, My Kinda Party.
Aldean will join a lineup that includes Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Pitbull and Psy to ring in the New Year with a three-song performance on Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013. The special airs Monday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
The recently announced 2013 Night Train Tour will begin Feb. 21 in Bossier City, La. and will include at least four sold-out stadium shows, including Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium. Special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will open.Read more→
The album that Entertainment Weekly described as EPIC hit big out of the gate, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and doubling the first week sales numbers of his previous album, the Double Platinum MY KINDA PARTY.
Aldean’s second single off NIGHT TRAIN, “The Only Way I Know” feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church, is currently climbing up the Top 15 on the Billboard chart. The album’s lead single, “Take A Little Ride,” spent three weeks at No. 1 to become the longest running chart-topper of the year and Aldean’s sixth consecutive No. 1 single.
The recently announced 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR will begin on Feb. 21 in Bossier City, LA and will include stops at least four sold-out stadium shows, with two nights at Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium already on the books. Special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will open.Read more→