It’s no secret to country fans that Jason Aldean’s new album, Night Train, hit stores today. However, fans may be surprised to learn that one of the album’s tracks “Black Tears” was penned by Mercury singer/songwriter Canaan Smith and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard.
“I wrote this song with Tyler one day back in college at Belmont,” Smith says. “I never thought it would be cut by someone as great as Jason Aldean.” He adds “I think he did a killer job. I respect Jason’s ability to stretch himself and push the envelope as far as songs and production go.”
The love-fest was mutual. In an interview for Billboard magazine, Aldean praised the track, saying, “Honestly, I think it’s one of the most well-written songs on the record. Like ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ and songs like that, it allows us to branch off in a different direction and try something new.”
Make sure to grab this track and the rest of Night Train, available everywhere today!