Contact Us

Jason Aldean Insists ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ Is 100% Country

Jason Aldean
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Jason Aldean is known for his oversized cowboy hats, pearl-snap shirt and country-bred lyrics — but some people think that his latest single, ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ is too big of a leap away from his roots. Sure, the catchy track may have a hint of rap and hip-hop spun into it, but the ‘My Kinda Party’ singer insists that the song is as country as he is.

Aldean invited iconic rapper Ludacris to the CMT Music Awards stage to perform the track for an all-country audience in June, but still, he defends the song — which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Song chart very recently — as a unique country song, but a country song nonetheless.

“The song is a country song, I don’t care how you slice it,” Aldean urges in an interview with the Tennessean. “The basis of the song is the exact same thing I talk about in a lot of my songs, it’s just a different way of delivering it.”

Aldean isn’t the only country name to try his hand at a rap-country blend. In fact, Colt Ford has made an entire career out of it. But don’t expect Aldean to lose his hat and boots any time soon. “For a one time deal for me, it’s different, cool and unlike anything we’ve put out,” he admits. “I think country music is great, and I would never want to do anything to jeopardize that. But I think from day one I brought my flair to what I do and my version is what I think country music is. What I think country music is may not be what everyone else thinks it is.”

Watch the Jason Aldean ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ Video

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://tasteofcountry.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Taste of Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Taste of Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!