Jason Aldean Shares ‘They Don’t Know’ as Next Single [LISTEN]
Ahead of the start of his 2017 summer tour, Jason Aldean has selected "They Don't Know" as his newest single. Readers can press play below to hear the song.
Written by Kurt Allison, Jaron Boyer and Josh Mirenda, "They Don't Know" is the title track of Aldean's newest album. The song is one for Aldean's rural fans -- the ones from "a two-lane, just-passing-by, slow-down town" with "just a few street lights, speed limit signs that all say 25." Visitors only see "tractors, barbwire and tall green grass," not "the years spent working, busting their a--."
'They ain't seen the blood, sweat and tears it took to live their dreams / When everything's on the line," Aldean continues in the chorus of "They Don't Know." "Ain't just another field, just another farm / No, it's the ground we grew up on / They think it's a middle-of-nowhere place where we take it slow / Aw, but they don't know ..."
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"They Don't Know" hearkens back to "Fly Over States" and "Amarillo Sky," No. 1 and Top 5, respectively, singles on the Billboard country chart for Aldean. The song follows "Lights Come On," "A Little More Summertime" and "Any Ol' Barstool" as singles from They Don't Know.
"When I first heard the song, it really made me think about how rural communities can come across misunderstood," Aldean says in a press release. "This song wraps all those feelings together perfectly and basically says not to judge a book by its cover."
On April 27, Aldean is scheduled to begin his 2017 They Don't Know Tour in Toledo, Ohio, and stop in more than 30 cities throughout its run. Aldean will bring along Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver as his special guests during the trek; the artist will also be stopping at a number of festivals this year, including the 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival and Country Jam 2017, both in June.
Aldean recently shared that he was back in the studio, working on his eighth album.
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