When Jason Aldean recorded his take of Colt Ford‘s “Dirt Road Anthem,” neither of them ever thought they’d see the success that the single, originally written by Colt with Brantley Gilbert, has found. On hearing that the single might now become a Grammy winning single, Colt couldn’t hold back his excitement.
“I’m blown away by the impact of ‘Dirt Road Anthem.’ This song has been so special for Brantley, Jason, and me. Who would have thought that this song would make the whole world wanna ride down a dirt road? It took an artist with no fear, like Jason, to take a chance on this song.”
Jason’s version of “Dirt Road Anthem” became a number one Billboard and Mediabase hit, and became a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single had also earned Colt his first CMA nomination for Song Of The Year.