Song is now available at country radio
Immediately following his 24th career chart-topper and last week’s No. 1 song at country radio, “Got What I Got,” multi-platinum entertainer Jason Aldean releases his new single, “Blame It On You.” The “power ballad” (Rolling Stone) from his sixth consecutive No. 1 selling album 9 (Macon Music/Broken Bow Records) reflects on “the difficulty in saying goodbye” (Billboard) and is instantly going for adds at country radio.
“When I hear songs like ‘Blame It On You’ that have more of a pop side but are still killer…I always want to see what we can do with it. The demo had this really cool auto-tune in the background that I immediately knew we needed to leave in there,” Aldean shares. “We ended up cranking it up and now it almost sounds like there’s another singer on the song. It’s just really cool. I’ve always said that just because it’s a slower song, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be edgy. You can still have some attitude to it.”
“Blame It On You” was written by Aldean’s bandmates Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy alongside John Edwards, Michael Tyler and Brian White as it has the singer going round-for-round with each step of a brokenhearted journey. Coming to the realization that we make our own problems the “solid breakup song” (Entertainment Tonight) has been a fan-favorite from 9 since its release.
After almost 15 years at the top of his format, three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Aldean has seen trends come and go. He’s helped bring a few out of the shadows, like a country-music Columbus making the mainstream’s first contact with hard rock (“Hicktown”), hip hop (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and R&B (“Burnin’ It Down”). But after all that time, he continues to hold his ground making modern albums with an old-school soul — most recently with his ninth studio album, 9, which debuted at the top spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Notably, all eight of Aldean’s previous studio albums have been certified gold or platinum by the RIAA, while bolstering 15 billion streams and more than 18 million albums sold as well as 23 radio chart-toppers.