Relentless (Jason Aldean album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 29, 2007 (2007-05-29)
LabelBroken Bow
ProducerMichael Knox
Jason Aldean chronology
Jason Aldean
Wide Open
Singles from Relentless
  1. "Johnny Cash"
    Released: February 5, 2007
  2. "Laughed Until We Cried"
    Released: August 1, 2007
  3. "Relentless"
    Released: May 5, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
Country Standard Time[3]

Relentless is the second studio album by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released on May 29, 2007 via Broken Bow Records. The album debuted at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top Country Albums chart, selling about 98,000 copies in its first week.[5] On October 4 of the same year, the album was certified gold by the RIAA. It was certified platinum in September 2012.[6]

Relentless has produced three chart singles for Aldean on the Hot Country Songs charts. The lead-off single "Johnny Cash" (originally recorded by Tracy Byrd on his 2004 album Greatest Hits) and "Laughed Until We Cried" both reached No. 6 on that chart, and the title track reached No. 15 in late 2008.

Critical reception[edit]

Ken Tucker of Billboard gave a positive review, saying that "every cut features full, guitar-driven production". He considered "Johnny Cash", "Back in This Cigarette" and "I Break Everything I Touch" standout tracks.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Johnny Cash"3:11
2."Laughed Until We Cried"3:23
3."Do You Wish It Was Me"
  • Julie Adkison
  • Clawson
4."I Use What I Got"3:07
5."Who's Kissing You Tonight"3:25
7."My Memory Ain't What It Used to Be"
9."Back in this Cigarette"
  • Joe Doyle
  • Michael Mobley
10."Grown Woman" (duet with Miranda Lambert)3:58
11."I Break Everything I Touch"3:20
12."Not Every Man Lives"3:56
Total length:44:57

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 1


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2007 "Johnny Cash" 6 68
"Laughed Until We Cried" 6 61 88
2008 "Relentless" 15 103


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum



  1. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Relentless review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (June 1, 2007). "Relentless Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Sudhalter, Michael. "Jason Aldean - Relentless". Country Standard Time. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Tucker, Ken (2 June 2007). "Reviews". Billboard. 119 (22): 43.
  5. ^ Katie Hasty, "R. Kelly Flirts His Way To No. 1 Album Chart Debut",, June 6, 2007.
  6. ^ a b "American album certifications – Jason Aldean – Relentless". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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