Jason Aldean took to his social media channels with a message of gratitude after winning Country Song of the Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Tuesday evening (March 22). The country hitmaker earned the award for “If I Didn’t Love You,” his smash collaboration with powerhouse singer Carrie Underwood. Aldean expressed his thanks for “making this song such a monster this year,” writing in his caption that he “couldn’t be prouder” of the heartbreak duet.
“Just wanna say thank you to everybody at iHeartRadio for playing the song,” Aldean said in a video message. “Thanks to the fans for requesting the song, thanks to Carrie for singing on the song with us. It’s just been a really big song for us this year. So, from L.A., thank you guys. I really appreciate it, and looking forward to dropping the next part of the album (on) April 22. Get ready. Check it out.”
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Aldean included “If I Didn’t Love You” in a medley of his hit songs on the Shrine Auditorium stage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The track is one that Aldean knew he had to include the song on his album as soon as he heard it: “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 like only Carrie can...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.”
The “Rock And Roll Cowboy” artist also performed “Trouble With A Heartbreak” during his medley, showing off one of the songs that’ll be included on the second half of his double album, Georgia. “Trouble With A Heartbreak” gives fans a taste of “all the different influences I grew up on. This song hit me right when I heard it and reminded me of those bitter R&B breakup songs that take me back to riding through the backroads of Georgia.”
Relive Aldean’s performance here: