Country superstar Jason Aldean returns to his roots with his new single "Any Ol' Barstool," a soft-rock-leaning country tune detailing the aftermath of heartbreak. The leading man wants his ex to think he is alright, but in reality, he is far from coping well. In the visual--directed by Shaun Silva (who has worked with Kenny Chesney, Kelsea Ballerini and others)--the burly bartender is hard at work serving up drinks at the local watering hole. Meanwhile, his ex is sulking at home alone--coming to terms with the break-up and trying to avoid him. Her girlfriends, however, pay a little visit to the hole-in-the-wall and give her updates on his flirtatious behavior with other women.
“This is one of those classic country heartache songs where the guy is trying to convince his girl that he is fine, but in reality he’s not,” Aldean shares in a press release. “So, I wanted the video to relay that classic heartache scenario we’ve all been in, but with a little twist which Shaun is always good at.”
Later this year, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum will unveil its Aldean-centric exhibit, showcasing his life and career achievements through the years. “I am extremely honored to be invited to have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” Aldean said about his exhibit--which opens May 26 and closes Nov. 5. “That building is filled with the artists who helped create and shape country music, so to be a part of that legacy is something I am very proud of.”
"Any Ol' Barstool" is the latest single from Aldean's new record, 2016's They Don't Know, and follows the hit single "A Little More Summertime."
On the new album title, he told The Boot last year, “It’s one of those things you can read into however you want. I think, a lot of time, people start trying to talk about things or judge things based on something they really don’t know a lot about … If anybody knows about that, it’s me.”
He added, “I think, on every album, we try to take it in its own direction — every album has its own thing about it that’s cool — but at the same time, it’s also about finding a way to tie them all together, where they kinda feel like they’re ‘me. I feel like the things that we lacked on the last record, we found again on this record.”
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Watch "Any Ol' Barstool" below: