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'
What's better than a weekend of non-stop country music? How about two weekends of non-stop country music. The fifth annual Watershed Music and Camping Festival will be the first-ever country music festival to host two consecutive weekends.
Jason Aldean’s We Were Here Tour 2016 begins this month, and Taste of Country has your ticket hookup. Enter here for a chance to win one pair of tickets to one of seven Aldean concerts in January or February.
2015 must have been the year of the ring, because country artists popped the question and accepted proposals left and right! Celebrate the love of artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Paslay and more in this sweet collection of photos.
Jason Aldean is gearing up for another busy year. The "Gonna Know We Were Here" singer tells Taste of Country that he is headed back into the studio to work on the follow-up to his 2014 release Old Boots, New Dirt.
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