Old Boots, New Dirt
Label: Broken Bow Records
On his sixth album, country rocker Jason Aldean puts the pedal to the metal, gunning guitars with gusto and even adding electronic beats and drum loops to his signature brand of countrified Southern rock. The Georgian calls Old Boots, New Dirt his "clean slate," and so many of its songs, like the great mid-tempo "Miss That Girl," deal in heavy topics like relationship regret. Other highlights include the party jam "Laid Back," the soulful, Hammond-dotted "Too Fast" and "If My Truck Could Talk," which is a far better song than the title would lead you to believe.