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'
The flames that fired from Jason Aldean's stage as he was lifted from behind a dynamic letter "A" to begin his show on Saturday night proved to be a metaphor for everything to come. Even his ballads sizzled during the 90-minute-long set that included cameos from openers Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr and Alabama's Randy Owen.
Jason Aldean didn't want to be a country singer growing up. Sure, he picked around a little but his mind was focused on another great American hobby. Find out what he wanted to do and why he fell short, and find out who everyone thought he looked like during this episode of You Think You Know Country?
Jason Aldean is more than just an entertainer — the country singer is a dedicated philanthropist who firmly believes in the importance of supporting good causes. For the past nine years, Aldean has held an annual Concert for the Cure event to raise money for breast cancer research, and year 10 will be no different.
Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean were the country headliners involved in Jimmy Kimmel's latest 'Mean Tweets' segment. Both stars read tweets that involved four-letter words, and both drew big laughs from the audience.
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