Aldean to Debut “Dirt Road Anthem” on 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Nashville, TN – March 30, 2011 – ACM Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Jason Aldean will release “Dirt Road Anthem” as the third single off his PLATINUM selling album MY KINDA PARTY. The fan-favorite track that suggests Aldean’s influences range from Snoop Dogg to Charlie Daniels will make its network television debut when he performs live Sun., April 3 on the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS. The song will be on country radio’s desk and available via PLAY MPE on April 4.
“I always get excited to test new songs out on the road,” said Aldean. “This one is a little different because it kicks off with the chorus, so everyone starts sorta grooving along with it…and then we hit that first verse with the rapid fire lyrics, and the fans go nuts. I know we’re pushing some boundaries with a song like this, but I also think people expect that from me now. I’m really taking the fans’ lead on this one, but I think it’s going to be a killer single for us on the road this summer.”
MY KINDA PARTY has already spawned the three week No. one smash “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson, and its title track took the top spot on the Mediabase country singles chart in December. The album hit big out of the gate, selling over 193,000 albums its first week, more than any debut by a male vocalist in over three years and was certified PLATINUM only eleven weeks after release.
Following the ACM Awards, Aldean will pick his MY KINDA PARTY tour back up for 38 more dates through August. For a full list of appearances and upcoming tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.