JASON ALDEAN EARNS FOURTH CAREER CONSECUTIVE
AND FIRST COUNTRY ALBUM OF 2018 TO SUMMIT BILLBOARD’S ALL-GENRE
TOP 200 CHART WITH REARVIEW TOWN
The Three-time and Reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year”
Becomes Only the Second Country Artist in History to Score Four Consecutive
Billboard Top 200 Chart-Toppers, Pushing Over 183,000 Units
Approval from Critics Continues as “REARVIEW TOWN Doesn’t Back Down an Inch” (UPROXX)
NASHVILLE, TN – Apr. 23, 2018 – Three-time and reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean’s hard-charging eighth studio album REARVIEW TOWN (Broken Bow Records) has earned the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart. Becoming only the second Country act to score four consecutive chart-toppers in history, Aldean draws 183,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release making it the biggest Country debut of 2018.
As he “savors his ACM Entertainer of the Year hat trick” (Hits Daily Double), fans and critics rally behind REARVIEW TOWN for its “relatable premise,” (Huffington Post).
“It’s utterly serious in tone, as if enjoying weekend downtime to the fullest – in an almost nihilistic fashion – is a moral obligation, and it’s another fine example of the empathetic approach Aldean has taken toward working-class life and Middle America.” – Rolling Stone
“The record is full of the same swaggering, emotion-driven country rock that earned him a spot as one of the top live performers in the current Country landscape.” – UPROXX
“…it often feels as though Aldean is reaching for very common comforts to get his way through very specific pain. And this is, of course, Country music’s great power.” – The Atlantic
“The album is a straight-up shot of what has kept Aldean fans rocking through his previous seven studio albums – high-octane songs ready-made for his arena and stadium shows.” – PEOPLE
“Surprising fans for almost a decade after his genre-bending breakthrough smash ‘She’s Country,’ Aldean still revels in surprising fans and pushing the boundaries of Country music.” – USA Today
“Twelve years after Aldean helped recenter the genre, these sounds aren’t novel in Country music. This is Aldean’s world; he inhabits it more convincingly than most.” – Paste
Aldean’s sure-footedness has helped define the genre’s 21st century, which plays into his 19 No. One hits, more than 15 million total album sales and dozens of sold-out stadium shows. Continuing with that momentum, the new music follows Aldean’s last three albums that each bowed at No. One on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and all seven of his previous LPs have achieved PLATINUM certification or better. Aldean’s wide-open approach has made him a perennial live-show favorite for the format as he has headlined the biggest stadiums in the United States where “Aldean and his band rock hard and precise” (Houston Chronicle) and this year, his HIGH NOON NEON TOUR will launch on May 10th. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.
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