OFFSTAGE: Watching Over Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States”

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

If Jason Aldean is excited about this, then so am I. He just released his latest single, “Fly Over States.” It’s my favorite song off his latest album. And, even better, he has made a soon-to-be-released video about this country song/story about all the small towns and back roads you might fly over on your way from, say, New York to L.A. (Or, in my case, Chicago to Nashville. I’m taking that flight tomorrow, and I’ll be on the lookout for a watercolor painted sky, cornfields, open spaces and a harvest moon.) After working on the video this week at an airport outside of Nashville, Aldean tweeted, “Shot the video for ‘fly over states’ today!! Looks cool. Can’t wait for yall to see it.” And he recently told CMT Radio he’s excited to finally be releasing the song and video. “I remember talking from day one about that song and wanting to make sure it was a single at some point off this record. [We] finally got to a point where we were able to put it out there, which is cool,” he said. “A song that’s been around that long, and you finally get to put it out there and give people a chance to hear it and see what they think about it.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.