Jason Aldean’s Favorite Songs on ‘Macon’ — Taste of Country Nights, On Demand [Listen]
Evan Paul hosts Taste of Country Nights, On Demand, a weekly country music interview podcast that focuses on the music. Follow wherever podcasts are found, like Apple Podcasts and Spotify and leave a rating and review. This show is part of the Townsquare Media On Demand network.
Jason Aldean just released his 10th studio album, Macon, and I got the chance to speak with him via a video chat.
We got to have some fun with a little word association with Jason prior to the release of his album, which came out last week. I took some songs from his tracklist and asked him to tell me the first thing that came to mind when I said the title.
The first one was "That's What Tequila Does," and his first thought was that he thinks about himself, tequila!
The second one was "Heaven," and his response was Bryan Adams. This is a cover of Bryan Adams' song, and Jason tells a great story on working with him and how nice of a guy he is, and how talented.
The third one was "The Sad Songs," and his first thought was of his buddy, Josh Thompson, who wrote that one and others including "Any Ol' Bar Stool" for Jason.
The final one was "Watching You Love Me," and Jason's first thought was the songwriter, Neil Thrasher, who also wrote "Night Train" and "Tattoos on This Town." Jason was saying how phenomenal Neil's voice sounded on the demo and how Jason was worried he wouldn't be able to match the demo quality.
Then, it was CMA week, and I was able to interview Jason once again. It was a really fun couple of interviews I got to have over a couple of weeks with one of country music's biggest stars. In the bonus part of the Taste of Country Nights On Demand podcast with Jason, the Atlanta Braves had just won the World Series, and Jason was telling me it was the worst hangover of his life and how he was partying with the Braves and Cole Swindell all night!
Have a listen to both the interviews I was able to do with Jason Aldean all in one podcast, Taste of Country Nights, On Demand, Episode 12.