Jason Aldean released the lead single of his forthcoming 10th studio album today (July 23), “If I Didn’t Love You,” a duet with American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood.
Aldean’s longtime friend and collaborator Michael Knox produced the track, while his bandmates Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy alongside John Morgan and Lydia Vaughan penned the track.
“We were pretty close to finishing up this album, but this song came in and we knew we had to record it,” Aldean said. “I went ahead and put my vocals down while we asked Carrie in the meantime. Luckily she loved the song and it was kind of like a rocket from there. She did her thing…and I don’t know how, but she made it sound even better than what we expected. It’s a really special song to start this album.”
Aldean has duetted with American Idols before. In 2010 he had a massive hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with OG winner, Kelly Clarkson. And of course, he partners with an American Idol alum in real life-his wife Brittany Kerr.
“Had a blast in the studio singing with @Jason_Aldeanon #IfIDidntLoveYou, which is out today!” Carrie wrote on social media. “Hope you all enjoy it!”
The duet was announced only recently, with Aldean teasing his duet partner. Finally, on Thursday, Carrie returned a tweet, adding the raised hand emoji.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) July 22, 2021
Carrie Underwood releases her first Gospel DVD My Savior: Live at the Ryman
Also today (July 23) Carrie releases her ?rst-ever gospel LIVE performance DVD, My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman. Filmed at the celebrated Ryman Auditorium, the performance brings Carrie’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed studio album My Savior to life on that legendary stage with powerful performances of traditional gospel hymns she grew up singing, including “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” The production features duets with CeCe Winans, Bear Rinehart, and more.
Listen to Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood’s country duet “If I Didn’t Love You” below