Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean

NameJason Aldean
DOB28 February 1977
(Age 47 Yr. )

Personal Life

Nationality American
Profession Singer
Birth Place Macon, Georgia,   USA

Physical Appearance

Height 1.85 m

Family

Marital Status Married
Spouse
  • Brittany Kerr Aldean(March 21, 2015 - present) (2 children)
  • Jessica Ussery(August 4, 2001 - April 26, 2013) (divorced, 2 children)
Childern/Kids
  • Memphis Aldean Williams
  • Navy Rome Williams
  • Keeley Williams
  • Kendyl Williams

Early Life

Aldean's parents, Barry and Debbie, divorced when he was three, and he was primarily raised by his mother. He spent summers with his father in Homestead, Florida, where he developed a love for country music. Inspired by artists like George Strait and Hank Williams Jr., Aldean started playing guitar at age 14. He performed in local talent contests and clubs, honing his skills and gaining experience.

Career Beginnings

Nashville Bound (Late 1990s):  With a strong musical foundation from Georgia and a burning ambition, Jason set his sights on Nashville in the late 1990s. This was a pivotal moment, leaving behind the familiarity of Georgia for the competitive world of country music.

Facing the Grind:  The initial years in Nashville were far from glamorous. Jason faced the harsh reality of the music industry.  He signed and subsequently lost record deals, highlighting the difficulty of breaking into the scene.  However, these setbacks didn't deter him.

Honing His Craft:  Undeterred by the challenges, Jason used this time to refine his musical skills. He played countless gigs at local bars and showcases, honing his stage presence and connecting with audiences].  This period also saw him develop his songwriting abilities, crafting relatable lyrics that would later resonate with fans.

Banding Together:  Jason wasn't alone in this early struggle. He formed a band with other aspiring musicians, performing together and building a local following.  This collaboration not only provided support but also allowed him to experiment with his sound and develop a dynamic live performance.

A Partnership Forms:  A key turning point came when Jason met Justin Weaver, another aspiring musician.  Together, they began writing and recording original songs, further solidifying Jason's artistic identity. This songwriting partnership would prove fruitful in the years to come.

Showcasing Talent (1998):  In 1998, Jason's hard work and talent garnered him a chance to perform at a showcase at The Buckboard, a popular Atlanta nightclub. This showcase attracted the attention of Michael Knox, a representative from Warner-Chappell song publishing company.

First Big Break (1998):  Knox recognized Jason's potential and offered him a publishing deal. This deal secured him a foot in the music industry and provided him with the resources to further develop his songwriting skills.

Continued Success

My Kinda Party (2010): This album was a massive commercial success, featuring hits such as "My Kinda Party," "Don't You Wanna Stay" (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), and "Dirt Road Anthem."
Night Train (2012): This album included popular tracks like "Take a Little Ride," "The Only Way I Know" (featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church), and "Night Train."
Old Boots, New Dirt (2014): It produced successful singles such as "Burnin' It Down" and "Just Gettin' Started."

Awards & Achievements

Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM)
Entertainer of the Year: Won three consecutive times (2016, 2017, 2018).
Top New Male Vocalist: 2005.
Album of the Year: My Kinda Party (2011).
Vocal Event of the Year: "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Kelly Clarkson, 2011).


Country Music Association Awards (CMA)
Album of the Year: My Kinda Party (2011).
Musical Event of the Year: "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Kelly Clarkson, 2011).


Billboard Music Awards
Top Country Album: My Kinda Party (2011), Night Train (2013).
Top Country Song: "Dirt Road Anthem" (2012).


American Country Awards (ACA)
Artist of the Year: 2011.
Album of the Year: My Kinda Party (2011).
Single of the Year: "My Kinda Party" (2011).
Touring Artist of the Year: 2012, 2013.


CMT Music Awards
Collaborative Video of the Year: "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Kelly Clarkson, 2011).
Performance of the Year: "My Kinda Party" from CMT Artists of the Year (2012).


Other Achievements
Grand Ole Opry Induction: Aldean was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in March 2023, a prestigious honor in country music.
RIAA Certifications: Multiple platinum and multi-platinum certifications for albums and singles, including My Kinda Party and Wide Open.
Billboard's Country Airplay Chart: Numerous singles have reached No. 1, including hits like "Burnin' It Down," "Big Green Tractor," and "Lights Come On."
Sold-Out Tours: Aldean is known for his high-energy performances and has consistently sold out arenas and stadiums across the country.
Impact and Influence: Recognized as a leading figure in the "bro-country" movement, blending traditional country sounds with rock and hip-hop influences, inspiring many contemporary country artists.