10 Years Ago: Jason Aldean Hits #1 with “Big Green Tractor”
Back in 1999, Kenny Chesney had the tractor song everyone was talking about with his top 10 Mediabase country chart hit, "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy."
10 years later, Jason Aldean has his own tractor chart hit, only this one was even more successful than Kenny's.
"Big Green Tractor" was released to country radio in May of 2009. It reached #1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard country airplay the last week of August. It would stay there for four consecutive weeks, becoming Jason's biggest radio hit to that point. It's still considered one of Jason's biggest hits to this day.
Written by Jim Collins (who also wrote "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy") and David Lee Murphy, the song was the second single off Jason's third studio album, Wide Open.
It would also be just one of three songs in Aldean's career that would pass the three times platinum mark ("She's Country", "Dirt Road Anthem").
"Big Green Tractor" has a melody that makes it a catchy sing-along and has a certain charm about its music that is relaxing.