Single Review: Jason Aldean, “Crazy Town”


Jason Aldean has finally struck a chord with country radio stations which has resulted in three straight number one singles, all from his platinum selling album, Wide Open. His new single, “Crazy Town,” is the album’s fourth release, but can it rise to the top of the charts like the three previous singles?

After slowing down the tempo at country radio with songs “Big Green Tractor” and “The Truth,” Jason Aldean returns to his signature southern rock sound on “Crazy Town.” The song is about how crazy a town Nashville is with all the neon dreams that are so hard to make come true for singers and songwriters. The song is average in its lyrics which contain some peculiar lines about making drunk girls “scream and shout” and how you have to “bend those strings til the Hank comes out.”

The production reverts back to Jason’s style of southern rock meets hard rock much like the style of his smash, “She’s Country.” The production suits Aldean’s vocal strengths and rarely do you hear Jason having to fight to be heard, something that he and his producers do very well. I think this production is a strong suit for Aldean because he doesn’t have quite enough vocal ability to pull off many ballads, though he’s chosen a few great ones to pull off.

When Aldean releases a single with his signature rock production, he’s all but guaranteed at least a top 10 hit. I expect this song to not only hit the top 10, but also extend his streak of number ones to four. If that happens, he’ll be the first artist since Carrie Underwood to have four or more straight number one singles from one album (she had four number ones off of her album Carnival Ride).

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