Jason Aldean on the Night Train

Ashby K.

Staff Writer

When Jason Aldean released his new album Night Train on October 16th, 2012, it became popular very quickly, selling over 400,000 copies within just the first week. Night Train contains fifteen new songs, including his hit single “Take A Little Ride.” Aldean’s fans love the music on this new album.

Aldean is an American country singer who was born on February 28, 1977, in Macon, GA. Aldean is married to Jessica Ussery and has two daughters, Keeley and Kendyl. Aldean has five albums and over sixty songs. He has sold over seven million records Night Train AK 1and has been on nine tours already. He sold out each of his shows on his My Kinda Party Tour within the first few minutes they went on sale. Aldean’s next tour is the Night Train Tour, which begins in February 2013. His tour will travel all over the United States, including one concert in Georgia at the Sanford Stadium in Athens on April 13, 2013. On the tour, Aldean will be accompanied with many other famous country singers, like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Jake Owen. Many people like Aldean, whether it is for his popular songs, his unique voice, or his attractive appearance. “I like the sound of Jason Aldean’s voice because it is very relaxing,” said Mrs. Krista Webb, world history teacher. Aldean’s fans will want to be sure not to miss his Night Train Tour.

Night Train has some similarities to and some differences from his previous four albums. With 15 new mid-tempo songs and a variety of music, lyrics, and beats, Night Train stands out from Aldean’s older albums because of its larger variety of songs. He added a touch of rap and hip hop to the country. The music consists of multiple guitars and drums. Each of Aldean’s new songs is filled with meaningful lyrics, for example “We laid a lot of memories down like tattoos on this town.” “Aldean is a very talented artist. I like his lyrics and the meaning behind a lot of the things he says in his songs,” said Coach Todd Harris, physical conditioning and health teacher. Including topics such as trucks, tractors, dirt roads, liquor, and a water tower, Aldean’s new songs represent small town country life.” Aldean’s fans have enjoyed the new aspects of Aldean’s latest release.

Aldean named his new album Night Train because he thought his song “Night Train” perfectly described his career at the time. “The train is moving, and it is moving at a rapid pace,” Aldean said. His career keeps growing as he becomes more and more famous each day. “My favorite song on the album is ‘Night Train’ because it is really relaxing and has aNight Train AK 2 lot of good meaning in the lyrics. It relates to some of my memories as a teenager,” said Coach Harris. The song “Night Train” says that going to listen to the train with his girlfriend is a very relaxing escape from life because he forgets about all of the stress and problems he is dealing with.

Four months before the album was released, Aldean released his hit single “Take a Little Ride.” Sophomore Hannah Braxton said, “’Take a Little Ride’ is my favorite song on the album. It has a great beat to sing along to.” “Take a Little Ride” is about a man getting off work and going straight to pick up his girlfriend and taking her for a drive in his Chevy truck. The song quickly became country music’s fastest moving single of 2012.
Night Train also had many other popular songs on it. “The Only Way I Know” is one of them. This song features Luke Bryan and Eric Church, two other popular country singers. “My favorite song on the album is ‘The Only Way I know’ because I like the sound of all three country singers singing the same song together,” said Sophia Stignani, sophomore. Another song on the album is “1994,” a tribute song to Joe Diffie, an American country singer who had many hits throughout the 1990’s. The song is very catchy and has a great beat to it.

Aldean’s new album, Night Train, was a huge hit and sold thousands of copies within just the first week of being released. The fans fell in love with the album quickly and love the variety of the new songs that he surprised them with. The album is on sale now at local stores like Wal-Mart, Target, or Best Buy for $12.00. It is also on sale on iTunes for only $10.00. Any Jason Aldean fan will not want to miss purchasing this new album!

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