Jason Aldean, "Crazy Town"

73 Billboard Rating

Jason Aldean spent five weeks atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in 2009 with two consecutive No. 1s from his "Wide Open" album-"She's Country" and "Big Green Tractor"-and another two this February with "The Truth." Written by Rodney Clawson and Brett Jones, new single "Crazy Town" again finds Aldean in top lyrical form, as the Georgia country rocker sizes up the Nashville scene in his pleasant baritone. "It's a crazy town full of neon dreams/Everybody plays, everybody sings," Aldean belts. "Hollywood with a touch of twang/ To be a star you gotta bang, bang, bang." Aldean's been known to kick off his live shows with this tune, and it's no wonder -the song's aggressive guitar riffs and chaotic violins are fit for a lively amphitheater. -Michael Menachem

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