Wide Open (Jason Aldean Album)
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Wide Open Jason Aldean Album
Wide Open
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
Recorded2008-09
Genre
Length41:53
LabelBroken Bow
ProducerMichael Knox
Jason Aldean chronology
Relentless
(2007)
Wide Open
(2009)
My Kinda Party
(2010)
Singles from Wide Open
  1. "She's Country"
    Released: December 1, 2008
  2. "Big Green Tractor"
    Released: May 26, 2009
  3. "The Truth"
    Released: September 28, 2009
  4. "Crazy Town"
    Released: March 1, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
MSN Music (Consumer Guide)(dud)[3]

Wide Open is the third studio album released by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released on April 7, 2009 on Broken Bow Records.

The album has thus far produced four singles; three of which have topped the Billboard country singles chart. "She's Country", the lead-off single, became his second number-one hit on the chart in May 2009, and his first number one since "Why" in May 2006. It was followed by the releases of "Big Green Tractor" and "The Truth", which also topped the chart in September 2009 and February 2010, respectively. "Crazy Town" is the fourth single from the album, which peaked at number 2.

Background

As with his first two albums, Wide Open was produced by Michael Knox.

The first single from Wide Open is "She's Country", which was co-written by former Western Flyer member Danny Myrick. This song reached number one on the U.S. country singles charts in May 2009, becoming Aldean's second number one and his first since "Why" in May 2006. "Big Green Tractor" is the next single, released in May 2009 became Aldean's third number one in August 2009. "This I Gotta See" was previously recorded by Andy Griggs on his 2004 album of the same name. Griggs' version of the song reached number 58 on the country charts in mid-2005. Additionally, Trent Willmon previously recorded "The Truth" on his 2008 album Broken In.

Commercial performance

This album debuted at number 2 on the US Top Country Albums chart, and number 4 on Billboard 200, selling 109,000 copies in the United States in its first week.[4]

The album has sold 1.4 million copies in the United States as of April 2011.[5] The album was certified double Platinum by the RIAA on January 31, 2017 for two million units consumed.[6]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wide Open"4:00
2."This I Gotta See"
3:57
3."Fast"
4:14
4."Crazy Town"3:03
5."Don't Give Up on Me"3:40
6."She's Country"
  • Bridgette Tatum
  • Danny Myrick
3:38
7."On My Highway"
  • James
  • Kelly Archer
  • Justin Weaver
3:47
8."Keep the Girl"
  • Jason Aldean
  • Mobley
  • Thrasher
4:30
9."Big Green Tractor"3:24
10."The Truth"3:58
11."Love Was Easy"
  • David Frasier
  • Weaver
3:34
12."The Best of Me" (bonus track)Brantley Gilbert4:24
Total length:41:53

Personnel

Charts and certifications

End of year charts

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 41[7]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 8[8]

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2008 "She's Country" 1 29 90
2009 "Big Green Tractor" 1 18 54
"The Truth" 1 40 79
2010 "Crazy Town" 2 51 85

References

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Wide Open review". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (2009-04-07). "Extended Play: The Hold Steady, Doug Sahm Tribute, Jason Aldean". Entertainment Weekly.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2009-09-01). "Consumer Guide: September 2009". MSN Music. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Sisario, Ben (April 15, 2009). "Disney Grabs Top Slots on Album Chart". New York Times.
  5. ^ a b Grein, Paul (2011-04-13). "Week Ending April 10, 2011. Albums: Adele Is Everywhere". Chart Watch. Yahoo Music. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ a b "American album certifications - Jason Aldean - Wide Open". Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.
  7. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved .

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