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'
Newlywed Jason Aldean isn’t wasting any time after the success of Old Boots, New Dirt before getting back to it. The star is behind the glass in the recording studio yet again, working on his seventh album.
Financial magazine Forbes has released its annual Celebrity 100, a list of the top-earning celebrities over the past year, and 10 of our own country artists made the cut. Garth Brooks comes in at No. 6 on the list, making him the top-paid country artist in the biz.
We already know that the genre's biggest stars hang out together, like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who go fishing regularly. But in addition to their peers, country artists also spend time with celebrities from other walks, like acting.
Always on top of trends, Twitter has a tool that allows you to see the first-ever tweets from anyone with a Twitter account! The project lets you see your first tweet — and anyone else's — by just imputing their Twitter handle. Gone are the days when you would scroll through Taylor Swift's timeline to see her very first message to her followers.
As one of the leading male artists in country music, Jason Aldean is well aware of the stereotypes that go along with much of today's uptempo, rock-based party anthems. He was one of the first artists to be tagged with the label "bro-country," and but it seems like the Georgia native has finally had enough.
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