This Nothin' Town

Album: Night Train (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This busbee, Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley midtempo tune finds Aldean singing of a "nothin' town" with an, "old abandoned factory (that) just got the wrecking ball. We threw a party in the parking lot just to watch it fall." The singer told Billboard magazine: "Especially if you come from a small town, the least little thing that happens everybody shows up to check it out. There's something to be said when you hear a song for the first time, those visions pop into your head, and you can see it. This is one of those songs."
  • Macon, where Aldean was born and raised, is no 'Nothin 'Town.' Georgia's fourth-largest city has a number of museums and tourism sites including the Ocmulgee National Monument, The Allman Brothers Band Museum and the City Auditorium, which contains the world's largest true copper dome. There are also many festivals throughout the year including The Georgia State Fair, Georgia Music Week and Mulberry Street Festival. The city also had a minor league hockey team for a while called the Macon Whoopee.

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