One of the things that a musician does whenever they have something new to promote—a new album, single or tour—is to make the media rounds. They go to New York and Los Angeles, where all of the big televised talk shows are recorded, and they perform and then do interviews about that album, single or tour while catching fans up with what they’ve been doing in between.
With his hot new single, “You Make It Easy,” already storming up the charts, Jason has started his media rounds in New York where, in addition to nailing his performance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” he also visited with NBC’s “Today” crew.
Before Jason and his band performed his new and already Top 30 hit, the debut single from his upcoming album, “Rearview Town,” he chatted with the show’s hosts, Carson Daly, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb about the new album, fatherhood and more.
“I think over the years we’ve had a lot of different influences on a lot of different records,” Jason said of the upcoming project. “Obviously country, but rock, and hip-hop, and R&B and blues and all that stuff, and they’ve all been on different records. But I think this album kind of has all of that on one record. It’s kind of different than some of the records we put out before.”
Jason also said that he would be getting back out on the road with a tour in May, and that even though he has taken some time off to just be home and relax, he hasn’t been getting much sleep thanks to his eight-week-old baby boy, Memphis. But those sleepless nights won’t stop once the tour starts.
The talented dad revealed, “He’s going to be on tour with us this year, too. He’s going to be out there a lot. It’s going to be interesting to see how that works out.”
The country star and his bride, Brittany, have talked openly about how important their time off the road has been, not just for bonding with baby Memphis, but also for the couple’s own healing following the Oct. 1, 2017 massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that occurred while Jason was onstage. The country star hasn’t divulged what he has done to cope with the tragedy, but he has been extremely open and willing to talk about it, including complimenting the artists who took part in the Jan. 28 Grammy Awards tribute to the victims and the performers of tributes at other awards shows.
“I think it’s cool,” he said. “I think it’s really classy on everybody’s part to sort of acknowledge that.” He went on to say, “I appreciate the fact that people pay attention and acknowledge not only us, but what happened there with the families and the victims, obviously.”
Jason’s new album, “Rearview Town,” is set to drop on April 13. The Georgia native has done a remarkable job of naturally evolving his sound, indulging some of his favorite musical influences while also staying true to his first love, country music. We have no doubt that “Rearview Town,” will not only be the logical next step, but also another amazing chapter in his musical journey.