Congrats to Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You” is number-one for a second week.
Jason always wanted to record a track with Carrie, and when he found “If I Didn’t Love You” – he thought this just might be the one to make it happen. But as great as a Jason Aldean-Carrie Underwood duet sounds…he admits that going into the process you just never know “I think that’s always the question. It’s always a question of…on paper, this sounds like it would be great, but until you get in the studio, and really hear it…you don’t know.”
Carrie says that what helped her on the song was that Jason had already started the process of recording, “He had actually done a little bit of the groundwork on his own, just to save some time and then he came to the studio when I was putting in my part and then he kind of went back and added a little bit more onto it. So, there was a little bit of recording separately and some recording together, and I feel that’s the best way to do it. You have to see what the other person’s bringing, and it’s a little intimidating when you get into the studio with another artist, so for you to have your individual time and your together time I feel like is kind of the best way to do it. But it definitely added to the vibe of everything to have him there when I was recording my stuff. We were able to bounce things off of each other and get feedback in real time, which is really cool.”
When Jason heard the final mix – not only had any hesitation about the duet disappeared, he thinks “If I Didn’t Love You” could be a song that really makes a mark in country music, “This is a song that I personally feel like is not just going to be here and be a hit for a couple of months and then it’s going to kind of fade into obscurity, and be played every now and then on the radio…I feel like this is a song that is a really big song that’s going to be around for a while, and those are the kind of things that you want to leave your mark on, you know.”
With a two week stop at number-one, “If I Didn’t Love You” from Jason and Carrie is off to a great start on making it’s mark.
Photo Courtesy of Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood