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Even the 15-track collection's first single, "Take a Little Ride," is in fast, forward motion, helping Jason sell more digital downloads in the tune's first week out than any male country artist in history and garnering the Georgia native his highest chart debut to date.
"I feel really great about the songs we recorded for this album," says Jason. "There are some surprises on there that might raise a few eyebrows, and there's also some more traditional stuff too. I don't like being put in a box, and I think with every record, we've had a lot of variety. Night Train is no different."
Jason is also taking a couple of his country contemporaries on the Train ride, noting, "I got to do a cool uptempo song with Luke [Bryan] and Eric [Church], who've both been out with me over the last two years. I love collaborations like that, and I think the fans dig it when artists get together ... it keeps it interesting."
Also hanging on with Jason is his longtime producer, Michael Knox, back for the fifth time, and Jason's road band, who have played on every song he's recorded in his career. But even though the producer and the players are familiar, Jason promises the idea behind the album is anything but the same old tried and true.
"There's no formula to music," he notes. "It's meant to be experimented with. You're supposed to try things. So I love getting in there with my guys and coming up with sounds that nobody else really uses."
Night Train Track Listing:
1. "This Nothin' Town"
2. "When She Says Baby"
3. "Feel That Again"
4. "Wheels Rollin'"
6. "The Only Way I Know" (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church)
7. "Take a Little Ride"
8. "I Don't Do Lonely Well"
9. "Night Train"
11. "Staring at the Sun"
12. "Drink One for Me"
13. "Black Tears"
14. "Walking Away"
15. "Water Tower"
Night Train is the hotly-anticipated follow-up to My Kinda Party, the reigning CMA Album of the Year which has sold nearly three million copies, spent 92 weeks in the Top 10 on Billboard's Country Albums chart and spawned five consecutive No. 1 hits.