Jason Aldean was still a teenager when he landed a job at a Pepsi plant in rural Georgia. He held onto the job for years, delivering soda cans to local convenience stores during the day and playing shows around the Macon area at night.
Aldean hung up his Pepsi uniform for good in 2005, when “Why” became his first of 13 chart-topping country hits. Years later, though, that factory job is back on his mind, with Aldean playing the part of a blue-collar worker in his newest music video, “Tonight Looks Good on You.”
Like recent hits “Burnin’ it Down” and “Just Gettin’ Started,” “Tonight Looks Good on You” is a minor-key tribute to evenings spent with that special somehow who fuels your night train. Sparks literally fly throughout the video, half of which takes place in a welding plant. In the clip, Aldean is about to clock out when he realizes his co-worker is stuck working the night shift, despite having a date scheduled for the same time. Sympathetic to the guy’s predicament, Aldean offers to do the work for him. Relieved, the co-worker heads to the locker room, changes into some urban cowboy clothes and heads to his girlfriend’s house to “burn it down,” if you will.
Written by Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley, “Tonight Looks Good on You” has already cracked the Top 10, a feat Aldean has accomplished with every single since 2008’s “She’s Country.”