Jason Aldean is in familiar territory once again as “You Make It Easy,” the lead single from his eighth studio album, Rearview Town, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart.
The bluesy ballad was co-penned by Morgan Wallen, Jordan Schmidt and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.
“It could’ve went to either one of those guys and them recorded it,” said Jason about the possibility of Morgan or FGL cutting the song. “And, you know, that’s just one of those things where it would’ve been a hit for either one of those guys, but, you know, somehow it ended up with us, so I’m very thankful for that.”
“You Make It Easy” is Jason’s 20th career No. 1 single.
“I think more than anything, you just don’t want to feel like you’re doing the same thing every time around,” said Jason. “For me, this is our eighth album, and it’s kind of hard to reinvent yourself with every record. To me, it’s finding songs that sort of allow me to do something a little different, step outside of maybe some of the other stuff that we’ve done. And I feel like I’m smart enough to know a hit when I hear it too, you know what I mean? And so, when I hear a song like ‘You Make It Easy,’ it allows me to be a little different. It’s still me, but it’s not something people have really heard a lot of from me.”
photo by Jason Simanek