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Urban heats up Aldean's Country

Jessica Phillips  |  June 18, 2009

I've always liked Jason Aldean's blend of country-rock, with his attitude and strong backbeats. His debut single "Hicktown," and "Johnny Cash" are still a regular part of my music rotation.

Aldean's music has always reminded me a bit of Aussie Keith Urban, who shares the use of strong beats and a fondness for lyrics that revolve around freedom and open roads. That is why I was thrilled when Mr. Kidman himself showed up halfway through Aldean's CMT Music Awards performance of "She's Country," to add some heated guitar licks and rough vocals. Who wouldn't love Urban singing, "From the songs she sings to the prayers she prays/She's Country."

Urban's natural onstage charisma seemed to overshadow Aldean for much of the song, but I loved every minute of it. Check it out here:

:: Posted at 12:16 PM by Jessica Phillips ::
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