Aldean describes the tune, released Friday by Broken Bow Records, as a “love breakup song” written by his band members Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy with John Morgan and Lydia Vaughan. Underwood tops Aldean’s wish list for singing partners, says musician iHeart Country in an interview on July 23.
Luckily for him, Underwood “liked the song and she had a window” in her schedule to record it, Aldean said in the interview. “It all started there,” he said. It’s the kind of “destructive ballad” that is “definitely” needed for the record, he added, he told iHeart Country.
There is still no word on a release date for the album. Aldean will begin his “Back in the Saddle” tour on August 3.
Aldean noted to iHeart Country that “If I Did Not Love You” will open the new album. The song is a bit of a departure style for him. “I’m not usually a guy who likes to do really sappy love songs – not that this is boring. It’s a kind of break up song and get over it. To me, it’s a kind of love song,” Aldean told iHeart Country.
Aldean has cited his love of classic country duets by legendary pairs like Dolly Parton with Kenny Rogers and George Jones with Tammy Wynette, and in modern times, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “When you get it right, it’s really great,” Aldean said in the interview.
https://variety.com/2021/music/news/jason-aldean-carrie-underwood-if-i-didnt-love-you-1235026825/ | Jason Aldean Carrie Underwood Duet ‘If I Didn’t Love You’