Without a shadow of a doubt, the month of October will be considered the month of Jason Aldean. The singer's highly anticipated fifth studio album, 'Night Train,' is set to hit stores on the 16th, and the album's lead single, 'Take a Little Ride,' is approaching the top slot on the country singles chart ... just in time for October!

So with all that and more to talk about, it's only fitting that Billboard Magazine picked Aldean to be the cover boy for a recent issue.

In the candid interview, Aldean discusses the whirlwind he's been living in since the release of his 'My Kinda Party' album in 2010, which changed his life and career forever.

"This has been a year of trying to wrap my head around what's going on," Aldean says in the cover story. "Last year kind of took us by storm. We felt like we had a great record [in "My Kinda Party"], we felt like we had some big hits on it, but I don't think any of us expected things to explode like they did. And when we went out and started not only selling out dates, but selling them out way in advance, we knew something was going on that was really cool."

For more of Aldean's interview about his new album and what is in store in the coming year, pick up the issue of Billboard Magazine, on stands now.