As revealed to HuffPost, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan first met at a Tennessee radio station, hit it off immediately, and soon struck up a friendship. In 2012, Aldean released “The Only Way I Know,” a single featuring Bryan and Eric Church. This would mark the first of many collaborations. Speaking to CBS News of his time working with Bryan on the track, Aldean said. “He and I have two completely different personalities. He comes in and never stops talking, and I’m the complete opposite.” When they are not recording together in the studio, Aldean and Bryan also tour together. “My best artist friend is definitely Jason Aldean,” Bryan told HuffPost. “He and I really get along great and are really great friends. It’s fun to tour with a buddy and somebody that I just enjoy hanging out with.” Outside of their music careers, however, Bryan and Aldean have also proven to be great business partners.
Alongside others, including Major League Baseball players Adam LaRoche, Tom Martin, and Ryan Langerhans, Bryan and Aldean own Buck Commander — a company that sells hunting clothing, accessories, and paraphernalia, fueled by their shared love of the hobby. Additionally, Bryan and Aldean co-own a Nashville steakhouse called E3 Chophouse, per Taste of Country. “This is the town they call home, and they’re directly involved in the development and design of the restaurant,” LaRoche told Music Row about the pair’s involvement.