Relentless (Jason Aldean album)

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Studio album by Jason Aldean
Released May 29, 2007 (2007-05-29)
Genre Country
Length 44:57
Label Broken Bow
Producer Michael Knox
Jason Aldean chronology
Jason Aldean
Wide Open
Singles from Relentless
  1. "Johnny Cash"
    Released: February 5, 2007
  2. "Laughed Until We Cried"
    Released: August 1, 2007
  3. "Relentless"
    Released: May 5, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
Country Standard Time [3]
Billboard favorable[4]

Relentless is the second studio album by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released on May 29, 2007 via Broken Bow Records. The album debuted at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top Country Albums chart, selling about 98,000 copies in its first week.[5] On October 4 of the same year, the album was certified gold by the RIAA. It was certified platinum in September 2012.[6]

Relentless has produced three chart singles for Aldean on the Hot Country Songs charts. The lead-off single "Johnny Cash" (originally recorded by Tracy Byrd on his 2004 album Greatest Hits) and "Laughed Until We Cried" both reached No. 6 on that chart, and the title track reached No. 15 in late 2008.

Critical reception[edit]

Ken Tucker of Billboard gave a positive review, saying that "every cut features full, guitar-driven production". He considered "Johnny Cash", "Back in This Cigarette" and "I Break Everything I Touch" standout tracks.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Johnny Cash"   Rodney Clawson, Vicky McGehee, John Rich 3:11
2. "Laughed Until We Cried"   Ashley Gorley, Kelley Lovelace 3:23
3. "Do You Wish It Was Me"   Julie Adkison, Clawson 4:25
4. "I Use What I Got"   Jim Collins, Brett James 3:07
5. "Who's Kissing You Tonight"   Rich, Tom Shapiro, Chris Waters 3:25
6. "Relentless"   James LeBlanc, John Paul White 3:42
7. "My Memory Ain't What It Used to Be"   Gorley, Wade Kirby, Bryant Simpson 4:14
8. "No"   Collins, Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley 3:41
9. "Back in this Cigarette"   Joe Doyle, Michael Mobley 4:35
10. "Grown Woman" (duet with Miranda Lambert) James, Hillary Lindsey 3:58
11. "I Break Everything I Touch"   David Lee Murphy, Kim Tribble 3:20
12. "Not Every Man Lives"   Lee Brice, Billy Montana, Frank J. Myers 3:56
Total length:

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 1


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2007 "Johnny Cash" 6 68
"Laughed Until We Cried" 6 61 88
2008 "Relentless" 15 103


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum



  1. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Relentless review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (June 1, 2007). "Relentless Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sudhalter, Michael. "Jason Aldean - Relentless". Country Standard Time. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Tucker, Ken (2 June 2007). "Reviews". Billboard 119 (22): 43. 
  5. ^ Katie Hasty, "R. Kelly Flirts His Way To No. 1 Album Chart Debut",, June 6, 2007.
  6. ^ a b "American album certifications – Jason Aldean – Relentless". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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Preceded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Billboard Top Country Albums number-one album
June 16, 2007
Succeeded by
Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace by Big & Rich