Jason Aldean Celebrates No. 1 Hit ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ in Nashville
Jason Aldean was the man of the hour Wednesday afternoon (May 11) in Nashville, as ASCAP honored the singer as well as the songwriters of his recent three-week No. 1 hit, 'Don't You Wanna Stay.'
As party-goers munched on finger foods, Aldean mingled throughout the room with his wife, Jessica, and their two daughters, Keeley and Kendyl, as well as the singer's band: Tully Kennedy, Rich Redmond and Kurt Allison.
The song's three writers -- Jason Sellers, Paul Jenkins and Andy Gibson -- were all celebrating their first No. 1 single, while Aldean experienced the feeling for the sixth time in his career.
"This song, thankfully, won't go away," Sellers told Taste of Country prior to the party. "Now it's climbing Hot AC and Pop [charts] ... 'Don't You Wanna Stay'? We do! We do wanna stay for as long as we can [laughs]!"
"I heard it three times yesterday when I was in the car, and I was only in the car for 10 minutes," adds Gibson.
After plaques were handed out to the team who made the No. 1 record possible, Aldean took the microphone and thanked everyone in attendance for their continued support of his red-hot career. "The last couple of years have been amazing," he said. "And it all starts with a song!"
Aldean's latest single from his 'My Kinda Party' album is the country-style rap, 'Dirt Road Anthem,' which was penned by fellow Georgians Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert. Aldean kicks off the second leg of his My Kinda Party Tour on July 8 in Milwaukee, Wisc. For a complete list of dates where the tour will be stopping, click here.
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