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Jason Aldean, ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ – Song Spotlight

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Jason Aldean definitely switches gears on his album track ‘Dirt Road Anthem.’ The mid-tempo song, which was originally written and recorded by Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert, is different from what we have seen from Aldean in the past, considering the song features rap-like verses.

The lyrics to ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ are all about living the good ol’ country life. “Yeah, I’m chillin’ on a dirt road / laid back swervin’ like I’m George Jones / Smoke rollin’ out the window / an ice cold beer sittin’ in the console / Memory lane up in the headlights / it’s got me reminiscing on them good times / I’m turning off of real life, drivin’ that’s right / I’m hittin’ easy street on mud tires,” Aldean sings during the chorus.

During the chorus, Aldean sings in his usual twangy country vocals over an emotional, and (no pun intended) anthemic sounding guitar. However, during the verses, the ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ singer strays from his usual musical style with fast-paced, rap inspired verses about driving through the country backroads.

“Back in the day Pott’s farm was the place to go / Load the truck up, hit the dirt road / Jump the barbwire, spread the word / Light the bonfire, then call the girls / The king in the can and the Marlboro man / Jack n’ Jim were a few good men,” Aldean raps in his Georgia accent.

‘Dirt Road Anthem’ is one of the many memorable tunes that we love from Aldean’s hit album ‘My Kinda Party.’ The singer will be hitting the road this summer with Chris Young and Thompson Square for the second leg of his My Kinda Party Tour.

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