Jason Aldean Celebrates No. 1 Hit With ‘When She Says Baby’
Jason Aldean celebrated his 13th time at the top of the charts, at his recent No. 1 party for his latest single, ‘When She Says Baby.’ The singer, who wrote the song with hit tunesmiths Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, gathered with industry executives and friends to honor the accomplishment.
“I was feeling pretty good until I got here, and then I hear that everybody else has more No. 1s than I do,” Aldean joked of the occasion (quote via Country Weekly). “This is awesome . . . this is something that never gets old. Having a No. 1 is a huge deal, and getting to be able to share it with guys you consider your friends, that makes it even more special. Ben and Rhett have a few more cuts on the next record, so hopefully we’ll be back here soon!”
The song, which is the final single from his platinum-selling 2012 ‘Night Train’ album, was inspired by Tom Petty‘s hit, ‘Here Comes My Girl.’
“I said, ‘Man we need to write a country version of a guy who’s had a bad day at work or whatever,” Akins recalls of the writing session, “and he comes home and his girl, all she has to do is say baby and all the bad things go away.’”
‘When She Says Baby’ marks Akins’ 17th chart-topping hit, and Hayslip’s 14th. The song held the top spot for three weeks in February.
Aldean will release a new single this summer from his upcoming album, which should hit shelves later this year. He will kick off his Burn It Down Tour on May 1, with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr serving as his opening acts. See a list of all of his upcoming shows here.