Jason Aldean dropped some BIG news Friday morning - a new album is on the way! "Rearview Town" is due out this April.

He also dropped his first song from the project called "You Make It Easy." It reminds me a lot of Keith Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color" and it is a bit of a departure from his usual sound.

It wasn't what I expected - especially considering everything he's been through over the past few months. I hope Aldean reaches into those hard times and writes about them on the new record.

We will have to wait and see if my wish comes true but in the meantime, here are five of the country star's best tunes.

  • 1

    Grown Woman

    This song isn't super popular or well-known but it has the queen of country in it and that is reason enough to listen. You can hear the emotion in both of their voices and it's fun to hear a song like this from before they were both household names. Plus, it's just great. Period.

  • 2

    First Time Again

    It is a shame this was never a single because it would have been a HUGE hit. The tune, featuring Kelsea Ballerini, was a standout on his latest album. Their voices are pretty much magic together on a track about missing someone you fell out of love with. It's a topic he covers often but never this good.

  • 3

    Do You Wish It Was Me

    Who knew Aldean was such a softie? There isn't much to the song. The production and lyrics are simple but the lyrics are strong. These days it's easy to forget that underneath it all, the country star is a truly talented vocalist. If anyone has any doubt, they won't after this track.

  • 4

    I Break Everything I Touch

    I love what happens when Aldean lets loose. On this fun, sing-along tune, he really lets his guard down and goes for gold with self-deprecating humor. The lyrics are clever, the song is catchy and it's a side to the superstar we don't see too often. More please.

  • 5

    I Won't Back Down

    Sure, Aldean didn't write this song but it is one of the best performances of his career. He covered this Tom Petty tune shortly after the tragedy at Route 91, where he was performing on stage when the shooting started. It was a powerful moment when he opened Saturday Night Live with it and it's still just as powerful today.

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