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Jason Aldean - Gonna Know We Were Here

Jason Aldean - Gonna Know We Were Here

Filming for Aldean’s new “Gonna Know We Were Here” music video wrapped up in the late night of September 22nd at Windsor Academy, Aldean's former high school in Monroe, County and in downtown Macon, the central Georgia city, which also happens to be Aldean’s hometown. The downtown streets were lined with fans begging to get in on the action.  Downtown Macon's Mulberry Street was lined with classic cars, fireworks, a busload of football players from Windsor Academy, Aldean’s Alma Mater, and all the lighted beautiful historic downtown buildings that were spared by General Sherman on his march to the sea were all a part of the backdrop you'll see in the video.

Here's the final video.

5 Facts You May Not Know About Jason Aldean's Video "Gonna Know We Were Here"

0:13 - Jason Aldean walks through the trophy hall at Windsor Academy

During this scene, the camera pans in on a 1992-1993 GISA Class AAA Baseball Trophy that the Windsor baseball team won when Aldean was sophomore on the varsity baseball team.  Aldean graduated from Windsor in 1995.


0:29 - Jason Aldean fires up hometown crowds.

Beginning lyrics of the song "YOU GOT THE GAS, I GOT THE MATCHES, WE'RE GONNA TURN THIS TOWN TO ASHES" hopefully was not an ode to the 5th Wave filming accident that


0:30 - Jason Aldean sings along with his band on the 50 yard line on the Windsor Academy football field

Its ironic that production and filming took place on the high school football field, because Aldean never played varsity football for Windsor; he played varsity baseball.  His jersey number was #9.


1:16 - Camera pans in on two Windsor Academy baseball pennants

Two baseball pennants are displayed on the gym wall; GISA Runner-up and GISA State Champion,  The pennant to the left shows the years (1993 and 1995) that Windsor Academy was the GISA Class AAA runner-ups.  1993 and 1995 were the years that Aldean played baseball for Windsor.


3:07 - Camera pans in on a group of Windsor students under the Cotton Avenue street sign.

50% of filming took place in downtown Macon in front of the confederate square at the corner of Cotton Avenue and Second Street. Aldean told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year that Midnight Rider, by the Allman Brothers Band is his phone ringtone.  Coincidentally, the Allman Brothers Band's record label, Capricorn Records is located 2 blocks up from the filming location at 535 Cotton Avenue.  Cotton Avenue is the location and home to the Capricorn Records Executive Office, the label that the Allman Brothers Band recorded under the Capricorn Label and Capricorn's office is located on Cotton Avenue. 


Check out this fantastic behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the Jason Aldean music video!  It includes some great shots of Macon and Middle Georgia, Jason's thoughts on returning home, and the filmmakers' reactions to the support received from the people of our area!



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