Jason Aldean was six months away from giving up his dream to return home to Georgia when he was offered a recording contract with Broken Bow Records. He was discouraged after years spent trying to “make it” in Nashville, only to have deals fall or promises go unkept. Aldean moved to Nashville at age 21, but wouldn’t release his first single until ‘Hicktown’ hit radio in 2005. Songs from his first two albums met mixed results, but his fanbase grew slowly as people realized he was helping to usher in a new era of country music. ‘She’s Country’ from the ‘Wide Open’ album would begin a streak of Top 5 singles, including multiple multi-Platinum releases. By 2012, he was in regular consideration for the format’s top awards.
Birthday: February 28, 1977
Top Songs: 'Hicktown,' 'Dirt Road Anthem,' 'Don't You Wanna Stay'
Jason Aldean celebrated his hit 'When She Says Baby' at a No. 1 party at Nashville's Pour House on Wednesday (April 16), and at the soiree he admitted which famous rock song inspired the country track.
The first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival was a smashing success on Saturday (March 29) in Austin, Texas, featuring star-studded performances, a surprise collaboration, and even a little bit of rapping (and this time, it wasn't Nelly!).
Two winners from two of the closest Round 1 matchups will square off in this March Man-Ness battle. Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean fans fought hard to move their man to Round 2. Only one will move on to the regional bracket however.
Just four Lady Killers remain after an intense first round of March Man-Ness voting ended on Sunday night. It's a bracket style competition to decide country music's hottest male artist. Vote for any of the four remaining stars in this region below
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