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Jason Aldean Plays New Single “Burnin’ It Down” for Fans in Ohio

The song will appear on Jason’s forthcoming sixth album.

photo by John Russell/CMA

Over the weekend, Jason Aldean debuted his new single, “Burnin’ It Down,” for fans in Cleveland (July 18) and Cincinnati (July 19) on his Burn It Down Tour. See what they did there?

It’s not like any other song you’ve heard from Jason. With its slowed-down drum loop, blissed-out (almost dreamy) guitar riff and lyrics that have Jason singing about being naked in his bed with a woman and drinking Jack Daniel’s, it might make fans of Jason’s hard-rock-infused country do a double take. Which, according to Jason, was pretty much the idea.

“This was a song that came in that I thought was really cool and it was different than anything we really put out,” Jason told media guests at the Cincinnati show at Great American Ballpark, home of the Reds. “For me, it was about going in a little bit of a different direction to launch an album. It probably is the steamiest song we’ve ever put out.”

“Burnin’ It Down” was written by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along with Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins, and is the first single from Jason’s upcoming sixth album. As with his previous albums, Jason reunited with producer Michael Knox. “I love the song,” he said. “I think it’s one of those things people don’t really expect to hear from us, which I like to throw those songs in every now and then.”

Jason tucked the track into his set near the end of the Cincy show (which also featured supporting acts Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr, along with a dazzling set by special guest Miranda Lambert), mentioning that it was a new song but stopping short of saying it was a single.

But the title “Burnin’ It Down” is wholly appropriate for the tour itself. With an arsenal of firepower and video screens of flames, Jason’s massive stage setup is geared to generate heat that matches the energy of his set. That energy is relentless, from the opening bars of “Hicktown” through amped-up hits like “My Kinda Party,” “Johnny Cash” and the smoldering encore of “She’s Country.” It’s the kind of ambitious, sprawling presentation that keeps Jason in the top tier of country’s entertainers year after year.

There’s no official date for the new album just yet, but Jason and team promised it would be ready in time for the 2014 holiday sales season.

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