Jason Aldean Says Rap Song Could Be a One-Time Deal
"You're not going to have a rap-style song on every record," says Jason.
By now, country fans are aware that Jason Aldean's talents stretch beyond singing, entertaining and playing guitar. As evidenced by the vocals on his No. 1 song "Dirt Road Anthem," this Georgia native can lay down some serious rhymes, too.
Jason says preparing to rap lines such as I sit back and think about them good ol' days / The way we were raised and our Southern ways took a bit of work. "I'm a fast learner," Jason told the Orlando Sentinel. "I put the demo in and rode around with it in my truck for a couple of weeks. I told people, 'I'm from Georgia and we talk slow down there.' So it took a little practice, but it wasn't that bad."
Though the tune was a smash success and even led to a few collaborative performances with rapper Ludacris, don't expect Jason to try to repeat the formula. "You're not going to have a rap-style song on every record and that may even be a one-time deal," he says. "There won't always be a duet with Kelly Clarkson [such as the No. 1 hit "Don't You Wanna Stay"], but there will be some sort of thing like that to change it up, keep it interesting."
Jason says a new single should be out in the summer, followed by the fall release of his fifth album, the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Dirt Road Anthem.