NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Jason Aldean names an album, he looks for a title that fits his life at the moment.
He thinks Night Train, his choice for his much-anticipated fifth album, paints the perfect picture.
"It's one of those things where we went from one bus pulling a trailer to all of the sudden we've got six or seven buses and eight or nine trucks," Aldean says. "We're all rolling down the interstate together at night, and that's what it looks like. It looks like a big freight train rolling down the interstate."
Aldean spoke about the new album, out Oct. 16 on Broken Bow Records, just days after playing his first stadium show.
He has sold 1.9 million concert tickets this year, and his last album, the multiplatinum My Kinda Party, produced five hit singles, won the Country Music Association's Album of the Year award and has remained in Billboard's country top 10 for 92 weeks. He is set to headline the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on Oct. 27.
Night Train appears set to follow the same path. Take a Little Ride, the first single from the album, set a record for first-week digital downloads by a male country solo artist.
My Kinda Party helped change the way fans perceive the Georgia native. Hits like the rap-infused Dirt Road Anthem and the Kelly Clarkson duet Don't You Wanna Stay helped expand the crowd gathering around the stage.
Night Train will offer different flavors as well, including Luke Bryan and Eric Church on The Only Way I Know.
"I think [it's] going to be a really big highlight on the record," Aldean says. "And then we've got a song on here that's called 1994 that is really unlike anything I've ever cut before."