On Friday (March 16), Jason Aldean finally released the tracklist to his long-awaited album Rearview Town. In doing so, he uncovered a major surprise that he’s managed to keep secret for quite some time.
Glancing through the tracklist, you’ll see a couple of familiar names. Both members of Florida Georgia Line (Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard) serve as co-writers on the album’s lead single “You Make It Easy.” In addition, Kelley co-wrote the album’s title track.
But those aren’t the only recognizable names you’ll spot in the tracklist for Rearview Town. You’ll also come across the name of one of country’s leading female artists, who is listed as a featured vocalist on track number seven.
That artist is none other than Miranda Lambert, who sings with Aldean on a track called “Drowns the Whiskey.”
According to Taste of Country, “Drowns the Whiskey” takes on the tone of “a traditional country heartbreak ballad.” While it’s not a straightforward duet between Aldean and Lambert, she does offer her voice as a source of harmony throughout the song.
Since Aldean and Lambert are two of the most popular artists in country music, this pairing sounds like a chart success waiting to happen. If Aldean releases “Drowns the Whiskey” as a single, it could be a major hit for him and Lambert.
Unfortunately, the audio for “Drowns the Whiskey” isn’t available yet. Though you luckily don’t have to wait long to hear the song. Rearview Town drops on April 13, just two days before the ACM Awards, where both Aldean and Lambert are nominated.
You may not remember this, but “Drowns the Whiskey” isn’t the first time that Aldean and Lambert have recorded together. Way back in 2007, the two recorded a duet titled “Grown Woman” for Aldean’s album Relentless.
Listen to that duet below to get an idea of the sound you’ll get from “Drowns the Whiskey.”
Are you as excited as we are to hear Aldean and Lambert’s new collaboration? It’s something we never knew we needed!