Jason Aldean almost let the Night Train roll by him.

The title track from his latest album and new single almost became another artist's song.  Aldean tells the story to Country Weekly:

“I wasn’t even looking for songs for my record when I came across it.  I was helping produce another artist Kristy Lee Cook on Broken Bow, and we were looking to find some songs for her record. I called [songwriter] Neil [Thrasher] to see if he had anything in mind, and one of the songs he sent over was ‘Night Train.’ I thought it was a hit, but she didn’t feel like it was her thing...but hell, the more I listened to it, I thought it was my thing.”

Jason Aldean will perform in Charlotte at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on September 12.