Rearview Town

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Rearview Town
Rearview town.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)
GenreCountry
Length46:52
LabelBroken Bow
ProducerMichael Knox
Jason Aldean chronology
They Don't Know
(2016)
Rearview Town
(2018)
Singles from Rearview Town
  1. "You Make It Easy"
    Released: February 5, 2018
  2. "Drowns the Whiskey"
    Released: May 14, 2018
  3. "Girl Like You"
    Released: September 23, 2018
  4. "Rearview Town"
    Released: February 25, 2019

Rearview Town is the eighth studio album by American country music singer Jason Aldean. It was released on April 13, 2018 via Broken Bow Records. It debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, becoming Aldean's fourth consecutive number one album in the United States.

Content[edit]

As with all of Aldean's previous albums, Rearview Town was released on Broken Bow Records, with Michael Knox serving as producer. The lead single is "You Make It Easy", a song that was co-written by both members of Florida Georgia Line.[1] The album includes a total of 15 songs, including a duet with Miranda Lambert. An article in Rolling Stone Country stated that the album's title track "hits on the theme of leaving the past behind and moving forward to something better."[2]

Singles[edit]

  • "Girl Like You" released on September 23, 2018, was the album's third single.
  • "Rearview Town" released on February 25, 2019, was the album's fourth single.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Rearview Town" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it his fourth consecutive studio album to do so. This also makes him only the second country music act after Rascal Flatts to have four consecutive albums debut at the top of that chart. It shifted 183,000 equivalent album units, of which 162,000 were in traditional album sales.[4] It also debuted atop the Top Country Albums chart. It was the fifth best-selling album in the United States with 463,000 copies sold.[5] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 8, 2018.[6] It has sold 497,900 copies (and over 1.3 million equivalent album units) in the United States as of September 2019.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Dirt to Dust"
  • Jaron Boyer
  • Ben Stennis
  • Michael Tyler
2:48
2."Set It Off"2:50
3."Girl Like You"
  • Boyer
  • Josh Mirenda
  • Tyler
3:12
4."You Make It Easy"3:16
5."Gettin' Warmed Up"
  • Boyer
  • Mirenda
  • Cole Taylor
2:55
6."Blacktop Gone"3:26
7."Drowns the Whiskey" (featuring Miranda Lambert)
  • Kinney
  • Jeff Middleton
  • Thompson
3:22
8."Rearview Town"3:03
9."Love Me or Don't"
  • Hubbard
  • Schmidt
  • Wallen
3:13
10."Like You Were Mine"
3:12
11."Better at Being Who I Am"3:19
12."I'll Wait for You"
3:18
13."Ride All Night"
2:56
14."Up in Smoke"3:05
15."High Noon Neon"2:54
Total length:46:49

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 493,300[7]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefano, Angela. "EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT JASON ALDEAN'S NEW ALBUM, 'REARVIEW TOWN'". The Boot. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Parton, Chris. "Jason Aldean Reveals 'Rearview Town' LP Details, Shares Moody Title Track". Rolling Stone Country. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Single Releases : MusicRow". MusicRow. Archived from the original on May 8, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (April 22, 2018). "Jason Aldean Scores Fourth No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'Rearview Town'". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Caulfield, Keith (January 8, 2019). "Drake's 'Scorpion' Is Nielsen Music's Top Album Of 2018 in U.S., 'God's Plan' Most-Streamed Song". Billboard.
  6. ^ a b "American album certifications – Jason Aldean – Rearview Town". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 9, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  7. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (September 4, 2019). "Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: September 4, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  8. ^ Asker, Jim (August 27, 2019). "Jason Aldean Ascends to 21st Country Airplay Chart No. 1 With 'Rearview Town'". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Jason Aldean – Rearview Town". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jason Aldean – Rearview Town". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  16. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.