Hicktown

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"Hicktown"
Jason Aldean - Hicktown.jpg
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Jason Aldean
ReleasedMarch 28, 2005
Format
Recorded2005
GenreCountry
Length
  • 5:06 (album version)
  • 3:35 (radio edit)
LabelBroken Bow
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"Hicktown"
(2005)
"Why"
(2005)

"Hicktown" is a song written by Big & Rich’s Big Kenny and John Rich along with Vicky McGehee and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released on March 28, 2005 as Aldean’s debut single and the first from his 2005 self-titled debut album. The song was also Aldean's first Top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart after reaching number 10 on in late 2005.

Content[edit]

Co-written by Big & Rich along with Vicky McGehee, "Hicktown" is an up-tempo song, and one of many country songs that boast of Southern culture and the like.

"Hicktown" has become Aldean's signature song, with souvenir vanity plates naming it sold at appearances. The song typically closes out Aldean's concert set, with elongated instrumental parts, Aldean banging on cymbals, and several false endings.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for the song, directed by Wes Edwards. The video takes place in a field with people partying and driving on mud, while Jason Aldean and his band are performing. It premiered in May 2005. Most of the music video was filmed in Palmdale, Florida at the C&R Mudhole, that is now closed down.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 55 for the week ending April 23, 2005.

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 68
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 48

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Aldean – Hicktown". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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