Jason Aldean stormed the charts this week with his fourth studio album MY KINDA PARTY. The robust 15-track album sold an impressive 193,000 units, making it the highest album debut of last week and the biggest first week debut by a male vocalist in over three years. Kenny Chesney set the previous high mark in Sept. 2007.
“I can’t say enough about my fans and this incredible ride we are all taking together. Don’t count out the kids who live out in the sticks, drive pickup trucks, wear John Deere hats and like their country music on the rockin’ side. There are a whole lot of us,” laughed Aldean. “It’s always exciting to put out new music and see what the reaction will be. It’s been a killer week, and now I’m focused on performing on the CMAs with Kelly Clarkson tonight. It’ll be special and like nothing I’ve ever done on TV before.”
The Associated Press said of the song, “on the power ballad ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ — a string-laden duet with Kelly Clarkson — Aldean shows what a potent vocalist he’s become. Matching roof-shaking notes with his strong-lunged partner, Aldean proves he can sing as solidly as he rocks.”
The CMA Awards air live tonight on ABC at 8/7 PM CST.
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