When She Says Baby

Album: Night Train (2012)
Charted: 38
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  • Aldean told Billboard magazine that this Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip tale of a contemporary romance, "came in really late." He added: "I got an email, I think from Rhett, and it had that song in it, and I downloaded it on my phone and played it riding in my truck. I thought, 'that's pretty cool' but we basically had the record cut, we were done. I kept listening to it, and we were talking about going back in and cutting a few more songs, so I called Rhett and said, 'they, let me have this song for a minute.' We put it on hold, and when we went back in, that was the first song we cut."
  • The song slowly grew on Aldean the more he listened to it. "Rhett Akins, one of the writers on it, pitched it to me," he explained to Radio.com. "[And] as time went on I liked it enough to put it in the show. And the reaction we got there was great."
  • The song's music video was filmed while Aldean performed at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium, as part of his Night Train to Georgia tour. The Georgia native was the first artist to perform a show in the venue. "I didn't want to pick a handful of stadiums just to say we were going to play stadiums, I wanted to play places that were special to me, and places that I really dug," he said. "Being from Georgia and being a big [University of] Georgia fan, this was number one on my list, but they've never had a show here, so it was one of those things, 'That would really be cool, but they've never done it before and I don't know if they'll let us do it.'"
  • Akins told WNCT that Tom Petty's 1979 rock song "Here Comes My Girl" was the inspiration for this tune. He explained: "I said, 'Man we need to write a country version of a guy who's had a bad day at work or whatever and he comes home and his girl, all she has to do is say baby and all the bad things go away.'"
  • This is the song Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel across the street, killing 58 and injuring about 500.

    The next day, Tom Petty, whose song was an influence on this track, died after suffering a heart attack.
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