Jason Aldean

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Macon, Georgia

Jason Aldine Williams, best known by his stage name Jason Aldean, is a well-known American country music singer who has established himself as one of the genre’s most skilled performers. Jason became enamored with country music at a young age, and at the age of 14, he gave his first public performance as a singer. After graduating from high school, his hobby became a full-time career, and he began playing over the Southeast and Eastern Seaboard. Jason struggled to gain a foothold at first but was eventually spotted by ‘Broken Bow Records,’ who signed him in 2005. He’s had seven chart-topping albums and twenty-four singles with the label since then. ‘Wide Open,’ ‘Relentless,’ ‘Night Train,’ and ‘My Kinda Party,’ are among his most well-known albums, with the last obtaining triple-platinum certification from the ‘Recording Industry Association of America’ (RIAA). Several of his hits reached the top of the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts. ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ ‘The Truth,’ ‘Why,’ and ‘Night Train’ are among them.

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Childhood and Adolescence

Jason Aldine Williams was born on February 28, 1977, in Macon, Georgia, United States. He eventually changed his stage name to Jason Aldean, deleting Williams and changing the spelling of his middle name.

His parents divorced when he was three years old, leaving him with a dysfunctional home. His mother raised him in Macon after that. During the summer, he used to visit his father in Homestead, Florida. He has two stepbrothers and a sister.

became interested in country music after seeing the Country Music Awards (CMA) on television, which inspired him to pursue a career as a performer.

At the age of 15, he joined the house band at the Macon nightclub Nashville South.
Jason was helped by his father to perform at ‘Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, after graduating from high school.

Jason began writing songs with Justin Weaver, a band member, early in his career. He recorded an eight-song CD in 1996 and attempted to sell it at various shows.

In 1998, he performed several of his self-penned songs at the Atlanta nightclub ‘The Buckboard.’

At an Atlanta event, he was noticed by Michael Knox, the then-executive of song-publishing giant Warner-Chappell, who helped him get a songwriting contract with the company. On November 1, 1998, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.

Jason struggled with his music career for the next few years. Lawrence Mathis, on the other hand, became his first manager.

Jason decided to return to his hometown when nothing fruitful came his way, but at the same time, he was signed by the independent label ‘Broken Bow Records’ in 2005, which began a new chapter in his life as a blossoming musician. He went on to use the label to release all seven of his albums.

Jason released his self-titled album on July 26, 2005, which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and #6 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It was produced by Knox, who went on to create all of Jason’s later albums. The album included his breakthrough hit, ‘Hicktown.’

The album ‘Jason Aldean’ was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Kevin Neal has remained his agent since the film’s premiere. In 2006, the ‘ACM Awards’ awarded Jason the title of ‘Top New Male Vocalist.’

On May 29, 2007, he released his second studio album, “Relentless,” which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart and peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart.

On October 4, 2007, the RIAA awarded the album gold certification, and in September 2012, the RIAA awarded it platinum status.

He went to Clarence Spalding’s artist management organization, ‘Spalding Entertainment,’ at this point.

His third studio album, ‘Wide Open,’ debuted at number two on the US Top Country Albums chart on April 7, 2009. It reached number one on the US Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and #4 on the US Billboard 200.

The RIAA awarded the ‘Wide Open’ platinum rating. Three of the album’s four songs, ‘She’s Country,’ ‘Big Green Tractor,’ and ‘The Truth,’ charted at the top of the Billboard country singles list.

Following the success of his first three albums, Jason released his fourth studio album, ‘My Kinda Party,’ on November 2, 2010, which became a tremendous hit, further increasing his reputation. It started at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Country Albums chart, eventually reaching #1 on both and the US Billboard Independent Albums chart.

The RIAA awarded ‘My Kinda Party’ 3X Platinum certification, as well as a platinum certification from Music Canada. Three of the album’s five singles, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ and ‘The Fly Over States,’ charted at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States.

He wrote the music for ‘My Kinda Party’ with songwriters such as Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley, David Lee Murphy, and Jason Sellers, among many others. ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ for example, is a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson, who also participated as a female vocalist in the duet.

At the CMA Awards in 2011, he won ‘Album of the Year’ for ‘My Kinda Party,’ and ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ for ‘Musical Event of the Year.’

On November 30, 2011, the album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Jason performed at the renowned Grammy Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.

On October 16, 2012, his fifth studio album, ‘Night Train,’ was released. He also collaborated with a number of songwriters on this album. The song “The Only Way I Know,” which he co-wrote with Eric Church and Luke Bryan, topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart in the United States.

‘Night Train’ opened at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts in the United States and got two platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and one platinum certification from Music Canada.

His sixth studio album, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt,’ was released on October 7, 2014, and debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and the Canadian Albums Charts. On December 8, that year, the RIAA awarded it platinum status.

His seventh studio album, ‘They Don’t Know,’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the US Billboard Independent Albums and US Billboard Top Country Albums charts when it was released on September 9, 2016.

His eighth studio album, which he announced in March 2017, is set to be released in late 2017 or early 2018.

Personal History and Legacy

Jason married Jessica Ann Ussery on August 4, 2001, and they have two daughters, Keely and Kendyl, who were born on February 14, 2003, and August 20, 2007, respectively.

On April 26, 2013, he filed for divorce from his wife.
He married Brittany Kerr on March 21, 2015, and the couple announced that they are expecting a baby boy on May 22, 2017.

Jason is a co-owner of ‘Buck Commander,’ a hunting product development company launched in 2006.

Estimated Net worth

Jason Aldean is a country music musician from the United States with an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars.