Just Gettin' Started

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"Just Gettin' Started"
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Old Boots, New Dirt
ReleasedNovember 10, 2014 (2014-11-10)
GenreCountry rock
LabelBroken Bow
Producer(s)Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"Burnin' It Down"
"Just Gettin' Started"
"Tonight Looks Good on You"

"Just Gettin' Started" is a song written by Chris DeStefano, Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in November 10, 2014 as the second single from his 2014 studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed to negative reviews from critics, criticizing both its rock-orientated production and its content. Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe rated the song a D grade, calling it "Competently performed[,] [c]reatively stagnant[,] [and] [c]ompletely unnecessary."[1] In his review of the album, Josh Schott of Country Perspective gave the song a similar review, also criticizing its lyrics and saying that "[i]t’s a song about Aldean driving around with a girl and trying to have sex with her" and that "[t]he lyrics are shallow and cliché and the vibe of this song is similar to “Burnin’ It Down.”"[2] A review from Taste of Country was more favorable, stating that "Jason Aldean’s ‘Just Gettin’ Started’ returns to what fans have come to count on from the Georgia-born country rocker. Hard-charging, guitar-drenched songs about love in the fast lane earned him a fine reputation. This latest cut builds on his legacy."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered in February 2015. It consists of live footage from the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards Show which was directed by Joe DeMaio.

Chart performance[edit]

"Just Gettin' Started" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of November 8, 2014. The song has sold 503,000 copies in the US as of August 2015.[4] This is Aldean's first single since 2010's "Crazy Town" to not be certified Platinum.

Chart (2014–15) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 44
Canada Country (Billboard)[6] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 54
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[8] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 22
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 43


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Single Review: Jason Aldean, "Just Gettin' Started"". Country Universe. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  2. ^ Schott, Josh (October 18, 2014). "Album Review – Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt". Country Perspective. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jason Aldean, 'Just Gettin' Started' [Listen]". Taste of Country. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  4. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 11, 2015). "The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: August 11, 2015".
  5. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Best of 2015: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Aldean – Just Gettin' Started". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.