Back in the day, Jason Aldean songs sounded A LOT different.

In 1996, Jason Aldean wasn't really on the radar in Nashville.Mater of fact, Jason at the time wasn't even old enough to walk in to a honky tonk. Like many now-country stars, his rise to superstardom was a gradual climb to the top. In high school he fronted a band called Jason Aldean & Young Guns. They recorded an album that featured eight songs, none of which were recut for any of his solo albums. So these tracks are truly vintage.

Through the magic of YouTube, some of these classic tunes have surfaced. On the debut project, Aldean almost has a Tracy Lawrence sound to his voice. A stand-out off the record is a song titled "Cowboy Lady."

Cole Swindell is a huge fan of the song, as he gushed to Aldean on Twitter, saying "I think we covered it every show we played in Statesboro, GA." Hey Cole, we wouldn't mind hearing you cover it next time you're in Bangor. And Jason, it's been a while since we've seen you. Come back soon. He last performed on the Bangor Waterfront in 2018. Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina opened the show.

According to CMT, it wasn't until the late 90s that Jason caught a big break opening for Trisha Yearwood. His debut album was released in 2005, and was certified platinum 14 years ago this week.

With tours remaining sidelined for a while longer, Jason how about we give these tunes a rework?

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