For the longest time, Jason Aldean didn’t have a title for his now-platinum sixth studio album Old Boots, New Dirt. In fact, he and his team kept referring to the release as “No. 6.”

In an interview with, Aldean admitted that his first pick for an album title was new single “Just Gettin’ Started,” but the more he considered other tracks on the release things became clearer.

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“We had ‘Just Gettin’ Started,’ which I felt like, here we are on our sixth album and I feel like we’re getting warmed up good,” he tells “I felt like that was a fitting title. [Then] we started kicking around Old Boots, New Dirt. From all aspects of everything in my life at this point, that seemed like a really good title for everything musically, personally. [I’ve] been around for a while but [I’m just] getting a fresh start on a lot of things here.”

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Aldean says that Old Boots, New Dirt was the perfect way to sum up where he is now in life. “I think we made the right choice.”

He also thinks he made the right decision by choosing “Just Gettin’ Started” as his second single. 

Jason Aldean will be playing CBS Radio’s The Night Before concert on Jan. 31, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz. with Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley at US Airways Center. Pre-sale tickets will be are available today, using the code CBSRADIO.

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