Laid Back

Album: Old Boots, New Dirt (2014)
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  • Speaking with Entertainment.ie, Jason Aldean explained what this track means to him: "'Laid Back' I think is one of those songs that talks about the sort of whole party atmosphere of hanging out; out in the woods on a weekend; field party with your friends," he said. "A lot of teenagers and 20-somethings do that, at least where I am from you do, and you kind of get off of the beaten path a little bit out in the middle of nowhere and get as loud as you want to and you don't have to worry about the five-o coming to bust up the party and that's just what you do."
  • The song was written by Michael Tyler Spragg, Jaron Boyer and Adam Shoenfeld. Aldean said: "Adam Shoenfeld is a writer on it who is one of the guitar players we used in the studio. This was the song he pitched to us and again you find these tempos and it's almost like when you hear one you are in shock because they are just so rare... especially a good one.

    You hear a lot of tempos; they're just really bad ones. So when you hear one that's cool that kind of says stuff you wanted to say; it's cool especially when that thang comes on the radio, it got the big guitar ruff, it's going to be that something people want to turn up to and jam out to and that's what you want."

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