Country rocker Jason Aldean scores his seventh No. one song as "Dirt Road Anthem" drives into the top slot on the Billboard Country Songs chart this week. The third consecutive PLATINUM release off Country's best-selling album of 2011, MY KINDA PARTY, the track also tops the Country Digital Singles Chart again this week with over 1.3 million singles sold to date. The song also marks the second consecutive No. one Aldean release written by Athens, GA's Brantley Gilbert.
"We definitely knew when we recorded this song, we'd turn some heads. Thankfully, when they turned, they also started nodding along," laughs Aldean. "It's been a great song to play live and also to be able to do some experimenting with for tv performances and things like that. I love being able to put out a big ballad like our duet with Kelly and come back with something a little different the next time. I don't want anyone to ever think they've got me figured out exactly!"
Simultaneously, Aldean's duet with pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson "Don't You Wanna Stay" continues to climb the AC, Hot AC and Top 40 charts. Both songs follow the success of the lead single "My Kinda Party," making this the third consecutive No. one hit from Aldean's fourth studio effort.
Aldean spent this last week in Phoenix at the Major League Baseball's All Star Week, where he played in the Celebrity and Legends softball game and performed on ESPN's broadcast of the 2011 Homerun Derby. He is also featured this month in ESPN magazine's celebrity series "Fans Like Us" with Justin Timberlake, John Legend and more. Click here to see behind the scenes of the photo shoot with Aldean and Kenny Mayne: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/6761993/celebrities-justin-timberlake-john-legend-eliza-dushku-showcase-their-fan-allegiances-espn-magazine
Aldean's MY KINDA PARTY TOUR continues to crisscross the country selling out the nation's biggest amphitheaters with openers Chris Young and Thompson Square. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.