The reigning ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year had a lot to celebrate this week. The three singles from his album, They Don’t Know, all reached the top of the charts so the country singer threw a party. With friends, family and even some fans in attendance, Aldean performed “Lights Come On,” “A Little More Summertime” and “Any Ol’ Barstool” with the songwriters.
The party started with Aldean performing “Lights Come On” with Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, Jimmy Robbins, Jordan Schmidt Brad Warren and Brett Warren. Although it was Aldean’s 19th No. 1 it, it was the first for Schmidt. It was also the first for FGL’s Vibez Music publishing company.
He then played “A Little More Summertime” with songwriters Jerry Flowers, Tony Martin and Wendell Mobley. This was a stripped-down version of the song but it was impressive nonetheless. The party ended with Deric Ruttan and Josh Thompson joining the Georgia native for “Any Ol’ Barstool.” This is Thompson’s very first No. 1 hit as a songwriter.
The triple No. 1 party was special but the venue was truly special for Aldean. The Wildhorse Saloon was the setting of his showcase that eventually led to him signing with Broken Bow Records — the label he’s still with today.
Congratulations to Aldean and all of the songwriters involved!