Heartache and sadness. That's always been a big part of country music, probably because it's real life and you can relate to it. There's something about "The Truth" by Jason Aldean that makes you feel what the song is presenting. That's the best kind of sad country songs.

"The Truth" was released as the third single off Jason Aldean's Wide Open album on September 28th, 2009. It reached number one on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts in February of 2010.

Written by Brett James and Ashley Monroe, the song would go on to be certified platinum.

Brett James and Ashley Monroe both had multiple record deals themselves. James charted in 2002 and 2003 with "Chasin' Amy" and "After All." Monroe first charted two songs in 2006, with "Satisfied" and "I Don't Want To."

James has been one of the most accomplished songwriters in Nashville over the past 20 years.

This is my favorite Jason Aldean song, and that's saying something. I love the honest lyrics and the Jason gives a great vocal performance. The melody also fits the song's message.