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Jason Aldean, ‘The Only Way I Know’ Is Triple Threat

In a killer surprise performance that kicked off Thursday’s CMA Awards, Jason Aldean took the stage to perform his new single, “The Only Way I Know,” with his good pals Luke Bryan and Eric Church. The song, which is the second single from his Night Train album, was a perfect way to bring his friends together to have some fun in the studio.

“The next single is going to be the ‘tri-et’ with me, Luke and Eric,” he told The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event, adding that they might reunite again for the tune. “I would love to shoot a video for this thing, and have the three of us do that. It’s going to depend if we can get the three of us all in Nashville or wherever at the same time.”

The Georgia native says he was thrilled to be able to include the guys on the tune. “Luke and I have talked a lot about working together in the past, and I don’t think it’s any big secret that he and I are really close,” he says of his My Kinda Party tourmate. “Eric was out on tour with me last year, and obviously those two guys are just having monster years this year. Originally, I thought it would be a cool song for me and Luke to do together, and the more I listened to it, the more I thought we could bring someone else on it. Eric just fit the bill. There’s really nobody else out there that I really felt like would do justice to the song. To have the three of us on the song together was a really cool event and could be a stand-out for the album. I felt like it was something that you don’t get on the album every day, which is three guys that are on the top of their game right now.”

“The Only Way I Know” follows Jason’s chart-topping tune, “Take a Little Ride,” which reached the No. 1 spot in only ten weeks. While the singer says he knew the song was a hit, even he was surprised at how quickly the tune rose to the top spot.

“It was a little surprising, this one,” he acknowledges. “I honestly felt the song was going to do really well, or I wouldn’t have released it otherwise. But to have it go to No. 1 after ten weeks was ridiculous. My first song (“Hicktown”), it took 40-something weeks for it to crack the Top 10, and it peaked at nine. For me, it happened fast.”

His rapid success, he admits, is sometimes difficult for him to comprehend. “To think that people are that excited about what we’re doing, that’s pretty cool. Our first No. 1 was ‘Why’ and we waited two years to have another one. It felt like forever, and now I feel like I’m celebrating one every few months, which I love. I could get used to that for sure.”

Jason will kick off his Night Train tour next year, which includes several stadium shows, with Luke, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson joining him in various cities. Follow his tour schedule here.

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