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"When She Says Baby" is a song written by Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip[2] and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in November 2013 as the fifth and final single from Aldean's 2012 album Night Train.[3]

"When She Says Baby"
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album Night Train
ReleasedNovember 18, 2013 (2013-11-18)
LabelBroken Bow
Producer(s)Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"Drivin' Around Song"
"When She Says Baby"
"Burnin' It Down"

Critical receptionEdit

The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which said that "it speaks to the masses with lyrics that are easy to relate to."[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video was taken from Aldean's Night Train to Georgia DVD, filmed at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium.[5] It premiered on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown on November 16, 2013.[6]


Commercial performanceEdit

"When She Says Baby" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of November 9, 2013.[7] It also debuted at number 33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of November 3, 2012 as an album track.[8] It also debuted at number 93 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of December 14, 2013. The song has sold 711,000 copies in the U.S. as of April 2014.[9]

The song debuted at number 76 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of December 21, 2013.

Las Vegas shootingEdit

On October 1, 2017, a gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada opened fire on the audience at a country music festival being held on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, headlined by Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt.[10] The shooting began when Aldean, who was serving as the festival's closing act,[11] started performing the song.[12]

Charts and certificationsEdit


  1. ^ "When She Says Baby – Jason Aldean". AllMusic. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Wloff, Kurt (November 6, 2013). "For Jason Aldean, New Single 'When She Says Baby' Just 'Grew On Me'". Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (October 14, 2013). "Jason Aldean Fulfills a Dream in 'Night Train to Georgia' Live DVD". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "Jason Aldean, 'When She Says Baby' [Listen]". Taste of Country. November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Thompson, Gayle (November 19, 2013). "Jason Aldean Debuts 'When She Says Baby' Video". The Boot. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "CMT Set To Exclusively World Premiere Jason Aldean's Video For "When She Says Baby"". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (November 2, 2013). "Thomas Rhett Single Scores Third Week at No. 1, Luke Bryan Again Has Top Album". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  8. ^ Morris, Edward (October 27, 2012). "It's Jason Aldean All Over the Charts, With Taylor Swift Still Holding Top Song". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  9. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (April 30, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 30, 2014: More Gold And Platinum News". Roughstock.
  10. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (February 21, 2017). "Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sam Hunt Lead Route 91 Harvest Festival". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  11. ^ Newman, Melinda (2 October 2017). "Jason Aldean Responds To Route 91 Festival Shooting: 'Tonight Has Been Beyond Horrific'". Billboard.
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  13. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  19. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Aldean – When She Says Baby". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 12, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.