My Kinda Party

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My Kinda Party
Studio album by Jason Aldean
Released November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
Genre Country
Length 56:44
Label Broken Bow
Producer Michael Knox
Jason Aldean chronology
Wide Open
(2009)
My Kinda Party
(2010)
Night Train
(2012)
Singles from My Kinda Party
  1. "My Kinda Party"
    Released: August 16, 2010
  2. "Don't You Wanna Stay"
    Released: November 29, 2010
  3. "Dirt Road Anthem"
    Released: April 4, 2011
  4. "Tattoos on This Town"
    Released: September 5, 2011
  5. "Fly Over States"
    Released: February 6, 2012

My Kinda Party is the fourth studio album released by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released on November 2, 2010 on Broken Bow Records.[1] The songs were written by various songwriters including Neil Thrasher, Brantley Gilbert and Michael Dulaney.

Aldean said that he chose the name of the album because he thought it was representative of "what my fans have come to expect." He also said that it has a unique sound because he recorded it with his touring band and an engineer who does not work with any other artists.[2] On November 30, 2011, the album received a Nomination for the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Country Album.

Content[edit]

The first single from My Kinda Party is the title track, which debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 41. The song has become Aldean's tenth Top 10 hit on that chart, peaking at number two. The song also debuted at number 54 on the Hot 100 chart. "My Kinda Party" was written and originally recorded by country rock singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert for his 2009 album Modern Day Prodigal Son. Aldean's version was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The second single "Don't You Wanna Stay", a duet with pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson, debuted on the country charts from unsolicited airplay at number 59 for the week of November 20, 2010.[3] The song also debuted at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Aldean and Clarkson performed the song at the 44th Annual CMA Awards on November 10, 2010. "Don't You Wanna Stay" became Aldean's fifth number one hit on the Hot Country Songs chart, the week ending March 12, 2011. It was also his first release to AC and Hot AC radio, where it debuted at #15 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #39 on the Adult Top 40 chart. "Don't You Wanna Stay" was also certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.

The third single is the country rap-themed "Dirt Road Anthem", which was previously recorded separately by both of its writers, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford. It debuted as an album cut on the Hot Country Songs chart from unsolicited airplay at number 57 for the week ending February 5, 2011. According to AOL's The Boot, Aldean's publicist teased about this song, suggesting Aldean listened to "a little Snoop Dogg in his time"; regarding the song, Aldean said that he did not consider "Dirt Road Anthem" a rap song.[4] Aldean's version of "Dirt Road Anthem" was certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA.[5] "Dirt Road Anthem" became Aldean's sixth number one hit on the country chart the week of July 30, 2011.

The fourth single from My Kinda Party is "Tattoos on This Town". It charted at number 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart before it was released as a single. It was released as a single to country radio on September 5, 2011. It debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart at number 59 for the week ending August 27, 2011. On the week ending November 26, 2011, it peaked at number two for six weeks, making it his thirteenth top ten hit to date on this chart. Also, it debuted at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending October 8, 2011 and has peaked at number 38, making it his fourth consecutive Top 40 hit on this chart. Most recently, it debuted at number 96 on the Canadian Hot 100 and has peaked at number 59. "Tattoos on This Town" has also been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The album's fifth and final single is "Fly Over States", which was released as a single on February 6, 2012.[6] It debuted at number 59 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and would go on to become Aldean's seventh number one hit on that chart.

Reception[edit]

Commercial[edit]

The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, and the Top Country Albums chart, selling 193,000 copies in its first week of release, giving him his best sales week and a new peak on the list.[7] In its second week of release, the album dropped to number six on the Billboard 200, selling 81,000 copies.[8] In February, the album topped the chart and stayed there for 12 non-consecutive weeks making it the first album by a male artist to do so since Kenny Chesney's When The Sun Goes Down, which stayed at number one for 14 weeks in 2004. In May 2011, it climbed back to No. 4 in its 29th charting week making it the highest chart position since its debut at No. 2.[9] As of June 2014, the album has sold 3,067,000 copies in the US.[10]

Critical[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[11]
Associated Press (favorable)[12]
Country Weekly 4/5 stars[13]
The Dallas Morning News (C)[14]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[15]
The Washington Post (mixed)[16]
The 9513 3.5/5 stars[17]

Michael McCall with the Associated Press lauded Aldean for his "fresh sound" on the album saying he "stands at the forefront of a movement combining country themes with hard-rock chords".[12] Calling it Aldean's "strongest album to date", Matt Bjorke with Roughstock gave it a four-star rating and said that Aldean "may just be one of country music’s best at making complete albums that are 'all killer, no filler'".[15] Giving it 3½ rating, Steve Leggett of Allmusic said that the album had "impressive sonic consistency" and "songs that fit his voice".[11] Ken Tucker with Country Weekly gave the album four star rating, saying "Jason Aldean has grown from album to album, deftly improving on each previous project. His latest release continues the upward momentum".[13]

Allison Stewart with The Washington Post gave it a mixed review saying "Party is likable but Nashville boilerplate; Every other track will sound familiar, even if it's the first time you've heard it".[16] She called his cover of "Dirt Road Anthem", "the high point" on the album, calling it a "boundary-stretching moment".[16] Mario Tarradell with The Dallas Morning News gave it a 'C' rating, referring to the material as "a vast array of standard, clichéd country-rock".[14] He also said the track "Dirt Road Anthem" the only song that "deserves another spin".[14] Juli Thanki with The 9513 gave the release 3½, saying it "includes some of his most enjoyable and mature work to date".[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tattoos on This Town"   Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley, Michael Dulaney 3:22
2. "Dirt Road Anthem"   Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford 3:49
3. "Church Pew or Bar Stool"   Josh Thompson, Adam Craig, Michael Howard 4:19
4. "Just Passing Through"   David Lee Murphy, Kim Tribble 3:20
5. "Fly Over States"   Thrasher, Dulaney 3:38
6. "My Kinda Party"   Brantley Gilbert 4:45
7. "I Ain't Ready to Quit"   Thomas Rhett, Jaron Boyer, Ben Stennis 3:33
8. "It Ain't Easy"   Justin Weaver, Caitlyn Smith, Jon Mabe 3:01
9. "Country Boy's World"   John Edwards, Jayce Hein, Ronny Vines, Tommy Curry 4:06
10. "The Heartache That Don't Stop Hurting"   Brett James, Leslie Satcher 3:55
11. "Texas Was You"   Thrasher, Mobley, Martin 3:25
12. "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Kelly Clarkson) Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers, Andy Gibson 4:16
13. "See You When I See You"   Thrasher, Mobley, Tony Martin 3:48
14. "If She Could See Me Now"   Bryan Edwards, Bill Luther, Weaver 3:30
15. "Days Like These"   Thrasher, Mobley, Busbee 3:59
Total length:
56:44

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 123[20]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 21[21]
Chart (2011) Year-end
2011
US Billboard 200 4[22]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 2[23]
Chart (2012) Position
US Billboard 200 19[24]
US Country Albums Chart 6[24]
US Independent Albums Chart 2[24]
Chart (2013) Position
US Billboard 200 140[25]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC US Adult CAN
2010 "My Kinda Party"[26] 2 39 99
"Don't You Wanna Stay"[27] (with Kelly Clarkson) 1 31 3 9 35
2011 "Dirt Road Anthem"[28] 1 7 39
"Tattoos on This Town" 2 38 59
2012 "Fly Over States" 1 32 55
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Chart Highlights: Pop, Country Songs & More". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Betts, Stephen (2010-08-23). "Jason Aldean Throws 'My Kinda Party' in November". The Boot. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  5. ^ "RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  6. ^ Fly Over States Release Date, 2012-01-25, retrieved 2012-01-28 
  7. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2010-11-10). "Country Albums Rule Top Three on Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  8. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2010-11-17). "Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200, 'Glee' Reigns On Digital Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
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  10. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (June 4, 2014). "Country Music's Top 10 Albums: The Week Of June 4, 2014". Roughstock. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  12. ^ a b McCall, Michael (2010-11-01). "Music & nightlife". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  13. ^ a b Tucker, Ken (2010-11-12). "My Kinda Party : Jason Aldean - Reviews - Country Weekly Magazine". Country Weekly. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  14. ^ a b c Mario, Tarradell (2010-11-01). "CD reviews: Jason Aldean, Elvis Costello, Good Charlotte and more". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  15. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (2010-10-31). "Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party". Roughstock. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  16. ^ a b c Stewart, Allison (2010-11-02). "Album review: Jason Aldean's 'My Kinda Party'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  17. ^ a b Thanki, Juli (2010-10-06). "Album Review: Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party". The 9513. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party". Music Canada. 
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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  25. ^ "2013 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  26. ^ My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean, Billboard, retrieved 2011-06-06 
  27. ^ Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean, Billboard, retrieved 2011-06-06 
  28. ^ Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean, Billboard, retrieved 2011-06-06 
Preceded by
Speak Now by Taylor Swift
Stronger by Sara Evans
Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station
Ronnie Dunn by Ronnie Dunn
Outlaws Like Me by Justin Moore
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 19–26, 2011
April 9–23, 2011
May 14–June 4, 2011
July 2, 2011
July 16–23, 2011
Succeeded by
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station
This Is Country Music by Brad Paisley
Outlaws Like Me by Justin Moore
Red River Blue by Blake Shelton