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Aldean goes back in time with new single

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – Jason Aldean will release his next single, 1994, on Play MPE today.

The song embraces hip-hop elements and takes listeners on a journey through the year Aldean was a senior in high school. When Aldean first heard the demo of the song, written by Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Thomas Rhett, he wanted to record it.

"I love that this song gets such a reaction from people," said Aldean. "Country music in the mid-'90s was a big influence on my career, and I played all the songs that are referenced in '94 back in my club days. Joe Diffie was rocking a sick mullet, and he was hotter than ever...just putting out monster hit after monster hit. It totally takes me back to those days, and it makes me smile every time I hear it."

Aldean will preview the song on Today on Feb. 26 and the next night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. While in NYC, he'll also perform at the All for the Hall New York show at the Best Buy Theatre where he will join Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and more in raising money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and at his first-ever show at Madison Square Garden, which sold out a few weeks ago in less than 10 minutes.

The 2013 Night Train tour kicks off this Thursday with a sold out first weekend and continues on to 24 cities through May. Jake Owen and 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), two shows at Boston's Fenway Park (July 12-13) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (July 20).

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