Wide Open (Jason Aldean album)

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Wide Open
Studio album by Jason Aldean
Released April 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
Genre Country
Length 41:53
Label Broken Bow
Producer Michael 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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 January 2010, respectively. "Crazy Town" is the fourth single from the album, which peaked at number 2.

As with his first two albums, Wide Open was produced by Michael Knox. This album debuted at #2 on the US Top Country Albums chart.

Content[edit]

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 #58 on the country charts in mid-2005. Additionally, Trent Willmon previously recorded "The Truth" on his 2008 album Broken In.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wide Open"   Albert Jackson, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher 4:00
2. "This I Gotta See"   Tony Martin, Thrasher 3:57
3. "Fast"   Michael Dulaney, Tom Shapiro, Thrasher 4:14
4. "Crazy Town"   Rodney Clawson, Brett Jones 3:03
5. "Don't Give Up on Me"   Brett James, Troy Verges 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"   Jim Collins, David Lee Murphy 3:24
10. "The Truth"   James, Ashley Monroe 3:58
11. "Love Was Easy"   David Frasier, Weaver 3:34
12. "The Best of Me"   Brantley Gilbert 4:24
Total length:
41:53

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 41[3]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 8[4]

Singles[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Wide Open review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - March 19, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31.