Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
It's only been five years since Jason Aldean debuted on the country scene with the single "Hicktown," but the singer has already become one of the format's most consistent hitmakers. On "My Kinda Party," the title track of his recently released fourth album, the Georgia native delivers a revved-up salute to backwoods party life. The lyrics paint a picture of the ideal countryside soiree, complete with big trucks, a bonfire and Muscadine wine. Aldean's vocal performance only enhances the imagery, as he sings, "If you can be my tan-legged Juliet/I'll be your redneck Romeo," in between muscular guitar licks. Fusing rock-and-roll attitude with lyrics that celebrate rural life has been a winning formula for Aldean, and "My Kinda Party" is another success from one of country's rising young talents.