Jason Aldean
American singer
Jason Aldean
Jason Aldine Williams is an American country music singer, known professionally as Jason Aldean. Since 2005, Aldean has recorded for Broken Bow Records, an independent record label for which he has released four albums and sixteen singles. His 2005 self-titled debut and 2009 album Wide Open are both certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while 2007's Relentless is certified gold.
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Country Royalty Nothing But Style at the CMA's
Huffington Post - 4 months
The CMA Awards are, without a doubt, one of my favorites on the list of award shows. It's so much fun to see what the female country stars are rocking as well as the male country artist. How can anyone get tired of cowboy hats and what they represent? I relate to all the country styles in a weird kind of way. When it comes to tradition, we in beauty have staple styles like the bob, while our fellow country music folks have the cowboy hat. I love the pomp and circumstance that encompass the country look and how the country philosophy represents a unique piece of American history and culture. I absolutely adore how bling is a permanent accessory which they manage to mix flawlessly with everything from updos and to casual braids to ponytails. Who would have thought? Now let's talk about the superstars. Hello, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Billy Ray Cyrus! Ya'll looked terrific on the red carpet with your cowboy hats, blazers and boots. Many other joined the festivities with thei ...
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The most dangerous celebrities to look up on Google
Yahoo News - 5 months
One of the more common ways that purveyors of malware are able to trick unsuspecting users into downloading malicious software is to prey upon the public’s insatiable appetite for celebrity news, photos and gossip. As a result, some celebrity-oriented search queries tend to be associated with a greater likelihood of downloading malware than others. As Intel notes , malicious actors are quick to put up websites “loaded with malware that can steal passwords and personal information,” especially in the days preceding new movie and music releases and in the days following a major celebrity breakup a’la the recent divorce news involving Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. DON'T MISS:  An Apple employee just leaked details about the iPhone 8 Earlier today, Intel published its list of the “most dangerous celebrities” to search for, and checking in at the top of the list is comedian Amy Schumer. Filling out the top 10 are Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith, Rhianna, Miley Cyrus, Chris Hardwick, D ...
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Jason Aldean tops Billboard album chart, holds off Drake
Reuters.com - 5 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Jason Aldean debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, edging out rapper Drake's long-standing "Views."
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Country music star Jason Aldean secures third straight number one album
Reuters.com - 5 months
Country singer Jason Aldean has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart edging out rapper Drake's long-standing "Views." Simon Thompson reports.
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Jason Aldean Explains Racial Halloween Costume
ABC News - 6 months
“Me doing that had zero malicious intent," he said.
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It Didn't Cross Jason Aldean's Mind That Wearing Blackface Was Offensive
Huffington Post - 6 months
Jason Aldean is apparently a man of tractors, faith and contradictions.  In 2015, the country singer came under fire for wearing blackface as part of a Lil Wayne costume at a Nashville Halloween party. Let us reiterate. He wore blackface in 2015.  Now, Aldean is breaking his silence about the controversy in an interview with Billboard for the first time since a photo of him in costume made national news.  “In this day and age people are so sensitive that no matter what you do, somebody is going to make a big deal out of it,” he said. “Me doing that had zero malicious intent ... I get that race is a touchy subject, but not everybody is that way. Media tends to make a big deal out of things. If that was disrespectful to anyone, I by all means apologize. That was never my intention. It never crossed my mind.” Ironically, in the same interview he takes issue with how “small-town Americans” are inaccurately represented in popular media without extending the same courtesy to bl ...
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Jason Aldean Performs 'Lights Come On' in 360-Degree VR
ABC News - 6 months
This morning Jason Aldean headlined the “GMA” Summer Concert Series.
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What to Expect From 'Country’s Night to Rock'
ABC News - 7 months
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and more.
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Police: Florida man scams woman by posing as country star
Yahoo News - 8 months
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay-area man swindled a mentally disabled woman and convinced her to have sex with him by pretending to be country music star Jason Aldean.
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Jason Aldean wins entertainer of the year, Blake Shelton crashes ACM Awards
Fox News - 11 months
Losing his hosting gig to Dierks Bentley did not stop Blake Shelton from crashing this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town And Miranda Lambert Lead 2016 Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominations
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Award season is in full swing in Hollywood with the Grammys and the Oscars just around the corner and in the spirt of recognizing talent --  it's now time to honor best country music has to offer.  On Monday, the Academy of Country Music announced the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards nominations. Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the charge this year with five nominations each and are closely followed by Cam, Chris Young and Little Big Town, who each nabbed four nominations. Additional shoutouts go to Miranda Lambert, Chris Janson and Thomas Rhett, who scored three nominations apiece.  Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 51st annual ACM Awards live from the MGM Grand Garden Area in Las Vegas on April 3.  Head over to the ACM Awards for a full list of all the nominations for 2016: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Eric Church Miranda Lambert MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Dierks Bentley Eric Church Brett Eldr ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Aldean
  • 2016
    Age 39
    At the 2016 ACM Awards, Aldean was awarded Entertainer of the Year for the first time in his career.
    More Details Hide Details Headlining Supporting Aldean's road band consists of Rich Redmond, Tully Kennedy, and Kurt Allison. All three were formerly in the band Rushlow, which was fronted by former Little Texas lead vocalist Tim Rushlow. The road band, along with David Fanning, also comprises the production team New Voice Entertainment. Fanning is also signed to Broken Bow's sister label, Red Bow.
  • 2014
    Age 37
    This means that he is the only country star to release a platinum-seller in 2014, and joins only Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande in platinum album certifications for collections released this year.
    More Details Hide Details At the conclusion of Aldean's Burn it Down Tour, Aldean donated over $600,000 to Susan G. Komen of South Florida. In July 2016 it was announced that the seventh regular studio album They Don't Know was set for release on September 9 of that year. Again produced by Michael Know, the album was preceded by the single "Lights Come On", released to country radio on April 1, 2016. The album's second single, "A Little More Summertime" released to country radio on July 15, 2016.
    This song would serve as the lead single off his 6th studio album Old Boots, New Dirt, which was released on October 7, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details This song reached #1 both on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. The album's second single, "Just Gettin' Started", was released to country radio on November 10, 2014. It reached #1 on the Country Airplay chart in March 2015. "Tonight Looks Good on You" was released as the third single on March 23, 2015. It reached #1 on the Country Airplay chart in July 2015. also performed CMT Crossroads with Bob Seger song called "Turn the Page". The album's fourth single, "Gonna Know We Were Here" released to country radio on August 17, 2015. It reached #2 on the Country Airplay chart in January 2016. Jason Aldean is one of only three artists to achieve RIAA platinum sales certification on an album released this year. His Old Boots, New Dirt album, which debuted at the top of Billboard's all-genre Top 200 chart in October, has now shipped more than one million units.
    On July 22, 2014, Aldean released a new single "Burnin' It Down".
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    Aldean and Kerr officially began dating in March 2014 and made their first public appearance as a couple at the 2014 CMT Awards. and on September 24, 2014, Aldean and Kerr announced their engagement. The couple were married on March 21, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Along with former Major League Baseball (MLB) players Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhans, and Tombo Martin, Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty, and fellow country singer Luke Bryan, Aldean owns a hunting company called Buck Commander. Aldean owns of land just outside Nashville, Tennessee dubbed "Black Jack Ridge". Jason is a Georgia Bulldogs fan and spends every Saturday he can watching games. He played the first-ever concert at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium for over 60,000 fans in April 2013, and Ludacris happened to make an appearance for their collaboration of "Dirt Road Anthem." Aldean has a bulldog named Athens, for the location of the university and also has a “Man Barn” at his home, which includes televisions, a full bar, leather couches, and Georgia Bulldogs decorations which is under renovation. In 2015, Forbes estimated Aldean's annual income at $43.5 million.
  • 2013
    Age 36
    On June 5, 2013, Jason Aldean co-hosted the 2013 CMT Music Awards with actress Kristen Bell.
    More Details Hide Details He and Lenny Kravitz opened the awards show singing "American Woman".
    Aldean performed "My Kinda Party" during the People's Choice Awards on January 9, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 35
    His 2012 album Night Train is certified double-platinum, while his 2005 self-titled debut, 2007 album Relentless, 2009 album Wide Open, 2014 album Old Boots, New Dirt, and 2016 album They Don't Know are all certified single-platinum.
    More Details Hide Details Of his singles, 15 have reached number one on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts with "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", "The Truth", "Don't You Wanna Stay" (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), "Dirt Road Anthem", "Fly Over States", "Take a Little Ride", "The Only Way I Know" (a collaboration with Luke Bryan and Eric Church), "Night Train", "When She Says Baby", "Burnin' It Down", "Just Gettin' Started", "Tonight Looks Good on You" and "Lights Come On". Eight more of his singles have reached the top 10. Aldean was born as Jason Aldine Williams in Macon, Georgia, in the United States. His parents, Barry and Debbie, divorced when he was three. He was raised by his mother, in Macon, where he went to high school at Windsor Academy. During the summer, he would spend time with his father in Homestead, Florida.
  • 2011
    Age 34
    In March 2011, it became Aldean's 5th number one hit.
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    On October 25, 2011, it was announced that Aldean would be performing on The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night, the 1-hour special which took place live on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. "Don't You Wanna Stay" received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, but however lost to The Civil Wars at the 54th Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The fourth single from the album was "Tattoos on This Town", which peaked at No.2, followed by yet another number one single, entitled "Fly Over States". The 1st single from Aldean's 5th album was entitled "Take a Little Ride." It was released on July 16, 2012. Later, the album's title was announced as Night Train. This album was released on October 16, 2012. Its 2nd single, "The Only Way I Know," is a collaboration among him, Luke Bryan, and Eric Church. The album's 3rd single, entitled "1994," is a tribute to Joe Diffie. The album's 4th single, the title track, was released to country radio on June 24, 2013. The fifth single, "When She Says Baby", was released to country radio on November 18 of that same year. "Take a Little Ride", "The Only Way I Know", "Night Train", and "When She Says Baby" all peaked at number 1 on the Country Airplay chart respectively.
    Aldean won the CMA award for Album of the Year in 2011 as well as the Musical Event of the Year with "Don't You Wanna Stay", his duet with Kelly Clarkson.
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    Aldean performed "My Kinda Party" at the start of the 2011 Home Run Derby, which was aired on ESPN.
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    In addition to making #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 30, 2011, it also became Aldean's first Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 chart.
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    Aldean also collaborated with Ludacris for the song at the 2011 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on June 8, 2011.
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    In early 2011, Aldean's version of "Dirt Road Anthem", which was recorded previously by both of its writers country rap artist Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert (who also wrote "My Kinda Party"), debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 57 as an album cut from an unsolicited airplay for the week of February 5, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2011, the song was chosen as the 3rd single from My Kinda Party.
  • 2010
    Age 33
    His and Clarkson's performance on November 10, 2010, at the CMA Awards received positive recognition, and debuted at No. 59 on Billboards Hot Country Songs chart from unsolicited airplay for the week of November 20, 2010.
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    It is the lead-off single from his album of the same name, which was released on November 2, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details It marks as Aldean's tenth top 10 country hit. Aldean also collaborated with Kelly Clarkson on the intimate duet "Don't You Wanna Stay".
    In August 2010, Aldean released a new single "My Kinda Party," which entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 41.
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    At the 2010 CMT Music Awards, Aldean picked up 3 nominations in Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for "The Truth", as well as Collaborative Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year for his performance of "Heaven" with Bryan Adams.
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    Wide Open debuted at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. "The Truth" became the album's 3rd consecutive Number One hit in January 2010, with "Crazy Town" being the album's 4th single and peaking at No. 2 on the country charts.
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  • 2009
    Age 32
    Aldean performed with Bryan Adams on an episode of CMT Crossroads in the beginning of May, and the episode premiered on June 26, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with Shave Magazine, Aldean explained that working with Bryan on Crossroads "was great" and that "he was a lot of fun." But the real highlight for him was that he was working with Randy Owen. "I am a big fan of Alabama so I got a chance to work with Randy Owen on this album (it didn’t make the album but it eventually made a bonus track). It was really cool. Alabama were like ‘The Beatles’ for me so working with him was definitely one of the highlights," he said "I mean, both of those guys were really cool moments, but if I had to pick one highlight, it would be working with Randy Owen this year." A live DVD titled Wide Open Live & More was released on August 25, 2009.
    This song serves as the lead-off single from his 3rd album Wide Open, which was released on April 7, 2009. The single debuted at No. 51 on the Hot Country Songs chart in late-November 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Being his 7th consecutive Top 40 hit on the country charts, it is also his 1st Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It later became his 2nd number-one hit, and his first since "Why" in May 2006. The next single, "Big Green Tractor," became Aldean's 3rd Number One hit.
  • 2008
    Age 31
    Aldean released his 7th single titled "She's Country" on December 1, 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 30
    This album was released on May 29, 2007 and at Wal-Mart locations, it was released with a Limited Edition CMT Pick DVD that included Aldean's performances.
    More Details Hide Details The album's lead-off single, "Johnny Cash", was originally recorded by Tracy Byrd, but Aldean's version of it peaked at No. 6. Its followup "Laughed Until We Cried" became his 5th consecutive Top 10 hit. Relentless has also been certified platinum by the RIAA, and its title track was released as its 3rd single. The song has also been Aldean's lowest charting single both in the U.S. and Canada, failing to reach the Top 10 on the country charts.
    Aldean spent most of January 2007, in the studio with producer Michael Knox to finish his second album, Relentless.
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  • 2006
    Age 29
    Aldean earned the title "Top New Male Vocalist" at the 2006 ACM Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The album has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States and was certified platinum by the RIAA in 2007.
  • 2002
    Age 25
    The album also produced his first Number One hit in "Why", This album finally released the No. 4 hit "Amarillo Sky", which had previously been a non-charting single in 2002 for McBride & the Ride.
    More Details Hide Details This song earned a 2006 ACM nomination for Song of the Year and Video of the Year.
  • 2001
    Age 24
    Aldean married his high school sweetheart, Jessica Ussery, on August 4, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Together the couple have two daughters, Kendyl and Keeley. On April 25, 2013, seven months after Aldean admitted to acting inappropriately with former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr, news outlets reported Aldean and his wife had separated in January. Aldean filed for divorce on April 26, citing irreconcilable differences.
  • 2000
    Age 23
    Aldean was offered a recording contract but was subsequently dropped. He signed with another label but again was dropped in 2000 for postponing his recording sessions repeatedly.
    More Details Hide Details Various showcases failed to bring him a contract. The last straw was an attempt at the Wildhorse Saloon where the promised label talent scouts never even showed up. Finally, Lawrence Mathis spotted Aldean at one of the showcases at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. He signed as Aldean's first manager. Still frustrated and discouraged with his struggling career, Aldean gave himself 6 months before planning to leave Nashville and return home to Georgia. Then 5 weeks later, he was offered a deal from Broken Bow Records in Nashville. Shortly after the release of his self-titled debut album, Aldean picked up his new (and current) agent Kevin Neal. Furthermore, while recording Relentless, Aldean moved to Clarence Spalding and Spalding Entertainment for management. Aldean's debut single, "Hicktown", was released in early-2005. It served as the lead-off to his self-titled debut album and reached a peak of No. 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
  • 1998
    Age 21
    After signing with Warner-Chappell, Aldean moved to Nashville on November 1, 1998, at age 21.
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    In 1998, he performed his original songs at a showcase staged by Atlanta nightclub The Buckboard.
    More Details Hide Details He was approached by Michael Knox, then of the Warner-Chappell song-publishing company.
  • 1977
    Age 0
    Born on February 28, 1977.
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