"Reigning Entertainer of the Year Shows Why He Holds the Title” (Newsday) Marking Country’s First Release of 2016 to Summit Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, Pushing Over 138,000 Units
Critics Echo Fan Enthusiasm, Declaring THEY DON’T
KNOW is the “Essence of Aldean” (USA Today)
NASHVILLE, TN - Sept. 19, 2016 - Jason Aldean’s "ever-rising stardom” (Billboard) reaches new heights as he earns the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart today for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album THEY DON'T KNOW (Broken Bow Records). Three years after being crowned the RIAA’s Top Digital Country Male of all time, Aldean continues to hold the title moving over 138,000 units of the new album in its first week of release.
THEY DON’T KNOW continues to rake in applause from critics who claim "Country’s reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) with the new disc.
“THEY DON’T KNOW finds the Nashville superstar refining what he does best—muscular, guitar-heavy jams and ballads filled with yearning, both delivered with down-home directness. But there’s no question he kicks it up a notch here.” - Hits Daily Double
“The new album certainly hits all the traditional bullet points — from love and heartbreak to wild Saturday nights and hungover Sunday mornings – one of its most powerful 'Aldean moments' comes wrapped up in his misunderstood angst." - Rolling Stone
"The album plays as a somber look back at a failed relationship and a present look at all the drinking that it leads to, some fun and some sad. It has modern accents of mainstream Nashville and shredding guitar solos straight out of 1980s rock." - MTV
"Packed with stadium-size songs and arena-ready hooks, 'They Don’t Know' is a collection of disarmingly affable party anthems that balance Middle American imagery and contemporary relationship concerns." - The Boston Globe
“THEY DON’T KNOW veers back to the working-class pride that has been central to his place in the country universe." - Billboard
"It travels through backwoods lyrical allusions to relationships and the wanderlust southern rock, suds-soaked moments and big country parties (the already chart-topping arena anthem 'Lights Come On.') It's a tried-and-true approach, but it continues to be a winning one for a country rocker that really understands his own voice." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Classic Aldean: hard-rocking, gritty, more soulful than contemporaries, but no less fun." - Hartford Courant
The new music follows 17 No. One hits at Country radio. Aldean has “set himself apart from the moment he first blew out of the radio speakers” (Billboard) as each album released has earned PLATINUM or better tallying more than 14 million album sales. His SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR continues to “live up to his hype and record success” (Kansas City Star) as the "successful summer tour of some of the nation’s largest venues" (USA Today) continues to host sold-out crowds. For more information on new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.