OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean Started to Hate His Own Song

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Note to self: Always put cell phone on silent just in case Jason Aldean is around. Like so many other country fans, I have his “Dirt Road Anthem” as my ringtone. Specifically, the fast-talking rap part that I have now completely memorized. It is now literally one of the top ringtones right now. So you can imagine how often Aldean himself hears it. He is honored, he says, but admits that hearing his own songs so much is kind of getting to him. “When ’Tractor’ was out, it seemed like every time we’d go somewhere to eat, I would hear that song. Almost to the point where I hated it,” he told CMT Radio. “But, yeah, it’s definitely happened, and I think a lot of times somebody will know that I’m around or see me in the mall or something, and they’ll grab their phone and play it just as loud as they can to let me know that it’s on there. So it’s pretty funny. It happens quite a bit.”