Explaining his decision to debut the album online in a one-time streaming event, Aldean said: "For us, it's all about coming up with our own creative ways to get our stuff out there versus doing the same old thing. ... We spent a long time cutting this thing and I'm proud of it."
Country singer Jason Aldean will release his sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt, on Oct. 7 via Broken Bow Records. Here's the album cover:
Aldean, 37, recorded Old Boots, New Dirt's 15 tracks over the course of a year.
"For me, [Old Boots, New Dirt] just seemed like a fitting title to put on this album that we made during all this madness," Aldean, who filed for divorce from his wife of almost 12 years in 2013, said in August. "In the last couple of years, it feels like everything I've done has been on blast, personally and professionally. That title and that song, 'Old Boots, New Dirt,' is about starting with a clean slate. I'm the same dude, but we're gonna start over and hit some uncharted territory here."
The album’s steamy lead single, “Burnin’ It Down,” was released in July. It has since spent weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and sold some 600,000 digital copies.
For some listeners, "Burnin' It Down" is more "pop" than "country." Aldean has heard the criticism, and he is unfazed. "If somebody can put a definition on what country music is, please tell me," he said.
Here's the entire Old Boots, New Dirt tracklist, with songwriting credits:
1. "Just Gettin' Started"
(Chris DeStefano, Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley)
2. "Show You Off"
(Neil Thrasher, Tony Martin, Brett Beavers)
3. "Burnin' It Down"
(Rodney Clawson, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Chris Tompkins)
4. "Tryin' To Love Me"
(Wendell Mobley, Hillary Lindsey, Neil Thrasher)
5. "Sweet Little Somethin'"
(David Lee Murphy, Ben Hayslip, Marv Green)
6. "Laid Back"
(Michael Tyler Spragg, Jaron Boyer, Adam Shoenfeld)
7. "Tonight Looks Good On You"
(Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley)
8. "Too Fast"
(Chris Stapleton, Lee Thomas Miller)
9. "If My Truck Could Talk"
(Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher, Andrew Pates)
10. "Old Boots, New Dirt"
(Lee Thomas Miller, Tom Shapiro, Neil Thrasher)
11. "I Took It With Me"
(David Lee Murphy, Ben Hayslip)
12. "Don't Change Gone"
(Neil Thrasher, Tony Martin, Michael Dulaney)
13. "Miss That Girl"
(Ross Copperman, David Lee Murphy)
14. "Gonna Know We Were Here"
(Brett Beavers, Brett James)
15. "Two Night Town"
(Tim Nichols, Brett James)