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Aldean notches another number one

Monday, February 4, 2013 – Jason Aldean lands his seventh consecutive number one single today, as The Only Way I Know, featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church, takes the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts.

The second single off his Platinum "Night Train" disc, the song is Aldean's 11th career number one. He took over the top of the chart from Gary Allan's Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).

"Having Eric and Luke come sing on this track with me was one of the highlights of recording the album," said Aldean. "We are buddies off the road and outside of the music business, so this one is extra special for me. After my first number 1 song back in 2006, I worried I may never have another one. Thankfully, we've been able to rack up a few of them in a row recently, and I have a lot of people to thank for that."

The charts officially are released on Thursday.

Aldean is gearing up for his 2013 Night Train Tour, which begins Feb. 21 in Bossier City, La. with stops in 24 cities through May, including a Madison Square Garden show (March 2) that sold out in less than 10 minutes. Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will open for Aldean on the tour which also includes sold out stadium shows at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium (April 13), Boston's Fenway Park (July 12-13) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (July 20).

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