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Jason Aldean interview

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Aldean, 35, rocked his country early on. “When I had my first band together and we went on the road, we were playing bars where you had to learn how to play everything,” he says. “I was probably 18 when that went down. We were playing rock stuff — a lot of southern rock, old school rock. At that point I really started listening to everything just because we had to learn how to play everything. And I started realizing that a lot of the stuff that I thought was really cool was stuff I’d never heard before. I think that was the starting point of it all.”

Country traditionalists may shudder at Aldean’s penchant for suping up his country with a mix of ‘80s rock, pop and occasional rap. But Aldean’s fan base — who bought more than a million tickets on his last tour — don’t seem to mind. Neither does Aldean.

“I know I’m not gonna please everybody when I make a record,” he says. “I don’t let that affect any of my decisions. There are people out there who are into traditional country music and for those people you have artists like Brad Paisley and Josh Turner and Alan Jackson. Then you have artists with a progressive style of country music, like myself and Eric Church and Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. That’s what makes it cool. If we all did the same kind of music, it would be boring.”

Aldean sticks to his successful formula on his new release and fifth album, “Night Train” (Broken Bow Records), which drops Tuesday. There’s the power-ballad title track; the rapped vocals, fiddle and slashing guitars of “1994”; the ‘80s rock aesthetic of “When She Says Baby.”

Aldean’s fans have already spoken: His first single from the new release, “Take a Little Ride,” has already hit No. 1 on the country charts. The song is filled with insinuating rocked-up guitars and punching drums. It’s about a guy and a gal, sexual innuendo and driving a Chevy pickup down a backroad. “Put your pretty pink toes on the dash,” Aldean twangs. “I wanna take a little ride with you.”

How does Aldean feel about the criticism that mainstream country artists frequently fill up their songs with the ubiquitous pickup truck?

“Ask them, ‘Where are they from?’ That would be my question for those people,” he says quietly, thinking about his possible detractors. “I’m a country boy. I’m from Georgia. In the country, that’s just what we did. We were into our trucks, riding down dirt roads, hunting, fishing. You’re not going to hear me singing songs about Wall Street because I don’t know anything about that.”

Aldean kicks up the grit on “Black Tears,” the most intriguing track on his new release. It’s a dark tale of a broken stripper who makes her money “one dollar at a time,” and tries to drown her pain in “cheap sex and cocaine.” It’s a gutsy song that isn’t your typical mainstream entry.

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