It’s two of the country’s brightest stars in one powerful duet! So, it was no surprise when fans went beyond ecstatic the moment “If I Didn’t Love You” by Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood hit the radio.
Aldean’s bandmates Tully Kennedy and Kurt Allison, along with songwriters Lydia Vaughan and John Morgan, wrote the mid-tempo, guitar-heavy power ballad filled with heartache. It finds both parties of previous relationships having difficulty moving on — for the reason that they still love each other.
“It’s one of those love song, breakup song kind of things,” Aldean said.
Story Behind The Song
Jason Aldean revealed how the song came to life.
According to the country superstar, they were almost done recording the album. However, while looking for songs to be recorded as a duet, this track came in – and they knew it was something they should not take for granted.
With Carrie Underwood’s greatest hits like “Before He Cheats” and “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” she was on top of Aldean’s list of possible duet partners. Lucky for Aldean, Carrie Underwood instantly liked the song and was open to recording, so it all came together quickly.
The connection between the two hitmakers is just unbelievable. Aldean was beyond grateful for Underwood joining him. “She did her thing like only Carrie can,” he said. “And I don’t know how, but she made it sound even better than what we expected.”
This will be the first among Jason Aldean songs to be released from his upcoming tenth studio album. Although there’s no word yet on a release date for the album, the country singer is back on the road for his “Back in the Saddle” tour, which will kick off this August.
Make sure to listen to “If I Didn’t Love You” by Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood as they showcase two sides of a terrible breakup.
Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean