Can you imagine if another singer had recorded Taylor Swift‘s “Teardrops On My Guitar” or Tim McGraw‘s “Indian Outlaw” They were star-making songs but would they have been so big if another singer had sang them?
Well it happens more often than you think, one singer hears a song and passes on it only to have the song picked up by another artist and made into a smash hit.
Jason Aldean‘s not exempt from that happening. In a recent sit-down interview with SiriusXM, Jason revealed what song he passed on that ended up being a huge hit for a another singer.
Actually when we were looking for songs for this “Night Train” album, my producer and I were flying out to Las Vegas and he was playing me some songs that he had found. I was really in the mindset of trying to find like up tempos and these big, rockin’ sort of songs. So he’s playing me these songs and I heard this one song that I dug but it wasn’t really what I was looking for at the time and just kind of tossed it aside like, ‘eh, it’s okay,’ but it’s a song that goes … Girl, you make my speakers go boom boom, dancin’ on … You know? So I passed on it, my brother got it and had a big ol’ hit off of it. So … but yeah, that happens quite a bit.
Jason says he hasn’t always been the one at the losing end though, revealing that another singer was offered Big Green Tractor before Jason made it a huge hit … Jake Owen.
Big Green Tractor was pitched to Jake Owen, he passed on it, we got it and four-week number one with it. I think certain songs like that fall into the right hands for a reason. That song was a big song for Luke and may not have even ever been a single for us so it landed where it was supposed to.
Sounds like song destiny is alive and well in Nashville.