Best Version of 'Dirt Road Anthem': Jason Aldean
Brantley Gilbert may have co-written the codeine-infused country-rap slow jam "Dirt Road Anthem," but Jason Aldean sings (and raps) the definitive version. Gilbert and Aldean both played the song within 24 hours of each other at LP Field. While Gilbert's murky rendition on Thurdsay was mostly met with blank stares across the stadium, Aldean's impassioned version the next night was received like, well, an anthem, with festivalgoers waving arms from side to side en masse at the singer's command. Sometimes having a good tune is only half the battle.