Jason Aldean invited 100 lucky fan club members to attend a party in Nashville this week to celebrate his latest three No. 1 hits. He had all the songwriters for those songs join him onstage to sing them, which was a big surprise to the audience. That means those fans got to see Jason team up with “Lights Come On” writers Florida Georgia Line for a once in a lifetime collaboration on the song.
You can see the highlights from the performance in this clip with Jason and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard trading off vocals on the chorus.
We caught up with Jason before the party, and he was excited to treat those fans to something truly special.
“The fans are obviously a big part of these songs becoming hits,” Jason tells Rare Country. “If they don’t like ’em, or if it doesn’t translate to them, then the songs really don’t go anywhere. I thought it was important to have them here and sort of be a part of it. See some behind the scenes of what happens at a No. 1 party. This is not your normal No. 1 party today.”
The party took place at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon, which has a very special place in Jason’s heart.
“This is where it all started for me a little bit,” he says. “In the early days playing showcases, playing here is where I got my record deal — a showcase I played here. So, this kind of takes it back to somewhat of the beginning for me. So, we just felt like it would be a fitting place to have it.”
“Lights Come On” is the second No. 1 hit Florida Georgia Line has co-written for Jason. They also had a hand in penning his 2014 chart-topper, “Burnin’ It Down.” Tyler tells us it’s a big honor to have Jason record their songs since he and musical partner Brian Kelley have always looked up to him as an artist.
Says Tyler, “He’s kind of pushed the boundaries and opened up a lot of doors for us to do what we do and continue to try to push the boundaries. We love Aldean. We’ve learned a lot from him.”
Jason also had the writers of his No. 1 hits “A Little More Summertime” and “Any Ol’ Barstool” onstage to perform at the party. He’s hoping the title track from his latest album, “They Don’t Know,” becomes the fourth No. 1 hit from that project. That song is currently working its way up the charts.