Wide Open

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jason Aldean quietly turned into a genuine country star in the back half of the 2000s -- not the kind who has pop hits, but the kind who steadily reaches the country Top Ten, primed for a crossover hit. Wide Open, his third album, might take him there, since he manages to hit every contemporary clich? in the book without seeming too systematic about it. That light touch takes Aldean a long way, as it never appears that he's pandering even though he kind of is, making sure that he has songs about small-town girls with big-city dreams, paeans to Nashville, mournful laments about his rowdy ways, a tune about his big green tractor, and love songs to the country and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jason Aldean quietly turned into a genuine country star in the back half of the 2000s -- not the kind who has pop hits, but the kind who steadily reaches the country Top Ten, primed for a crossover hit. Wide Open, his third album, might take him there, since he manages to hit every contemporary cliché in the book without seeming too systematic about it. That light touch takes Aldean a long way, as it never appears that he's pandering even though he kind of is, making sure that he has songs about small-town girls with big-city dreams, paeans to Nashville, mournful laments about his rowdy ways, a tune about his big green tractor, and love songs to the country and girls from the country. Aldean puts a lot of rock in his country, particularly on the stuttering AC/DC riff that powers "She's Country," which is a bit of compensation for the plainness of his voice, but his simple, affectless singing does disguise just how shopworn his songs are. He doesn't necessarily turn the familiar into something fresh, but his keen, plainspoken voice does ground Wide Open, making ballads feel intimate and party anthems not too rowdy. It's nothing too risky, nothing too soft, just a straight shot down the middle of the road -- a road that runs through a subdivision that only becomes memorable through repetition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • Label: Broken Bow
  • UPC: 697487763728
  • Catalog Number: 7637
  • Sales rank: 881

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wide Open (4:00)
  2. 2 This I Gotta See (3:57)
  3. 3 Fast (4:14)
  4. 4 Crazy Town (3:03)
  5. 5 Don't Give Up on Me (3:40)
  6. 6 She's Country (3:40)
  7. 7 On My Highway (3:47)
  8. 8 Keep the Girl (4:30)
  9. 9 Big Green Tractor (3:24)
  10. 10 The Truth (3:58)
  11. 11 Love Was Easy (3:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Aldean Primary Artist
Tony Harrell Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Billy Panda Acoustic Guitar
Mike Rojas Piano, Hammond Organ
Neil Thrasher Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson Steel Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Kurt Allison Electric Guitar
Tully Kennedy Bass Guitar
Rodney Clawson Background Vocals
Rich Redmond Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Tony Martin Composer
Peter Coleman Engineer
Richard Dodd Mastering, Remastering
David Lee Murphy Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Brett James Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Wendell Mobley Composer
Michael Dulaney Composer
David Frasier Composer
Danny Myrick Composer
Brett Jones Composer
Luellyn Latocki Art Direction
Troy Verges Composer
Jason Aldean Composer
Jeff Crump Graphic Design
Michael Knox Producer, Audio Production
Ashley Monroe Composer
Rodney Clawson Composer
Justin Weaver Composer
Kelly Archer Composer
Neena Wright Audio Production
Bridgette Tatum Composer
Jim Collins Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Real Country Girl

    As a little girl, i used to hate country music. I always used to pester him about changing the station to something i like. I grew on a farm so even though i grew up listening to country, i still didnt really like it.Now i learned, that country is very good. I Like it a lot. I dont see why i missed out on this while i was little. I think i first started listening to Jason Aldeans "Big Green Tractor" and "Shes Country" and now those are my all time fav songs. He was the first country musician i started litening to frequently. Big Green Tractor reminds me of my cousin that passed away.Forever in my heart. Shes Country reminds me of whatt i am now. Deff get this Cd. <3 it

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    this is what a real hot cowboy sounds like!!!! :)

    IF YOU LIKE HOT COUNTRY SIINGERS OR SONGS THSI IS THE CD FOR YOU!!! MY TWO FAV. SONGS ARE "SHE'S COUNTRY" AND "BIG GREEN TRACTOR". YOU SHOULD REALLY BUY THIS CD. IT IS TRULLY WORTH THE MONEY!!! TRUST ME!!! :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Favs:
    She's Country
    Big Green Tractor

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