Jason Aldean is one of the sensational country music singers of all time, especially, in a generation where rap and pop music seems to hold swirl. He has managed to stay afloat, earning various nominations and awards over time. He has maintained his production of high-quality music which has endeared him to many.
The young Jason had a rough start and almost gave up on his dream of being a country music singer and songwriter because he could not clinch the much-needed record deal to break out; but just as he formed the thought of returning to Georgia from Nashville luck finally smiled down on him as he got signed on by Broken Bow Records in 2005, from there the fortune shined on him as he released 8 albums back to back with hard banging chart-topping singles.
Jason Aldean’s Age and Biography
Jason Aldine Williams was born on the 28th of February 1977 in Macon, Georgia. He fell in love with country music in his younger days and sought to build his career as a country singer, a dream his parents supported him fully on, and made effort to make it a reality. The childhood of Jason Aldean was not a pleasant one as his mother, Debbie Aldean, and father, Barry Aldean got divorced when he was as little as 3 years old. After the divorce, he and his sister, Kasi Williams Aldine started living with his mother and used to visit his father in the summertime in Florida.
His father gave him a chord guitar to practice with as a child whenever he left for work, he would map out on a notepad, keys and notes on the guitar, then showed Jason how and what chords to pluck and Jason Aldine soon perfected his skill on the guitar and could sit and play with his father in the evenings. His favorites country music was George Straits The Cowboy Rides Away, Hank Williams The Blueman, and Alabama’s My Home’s in Alabama.
Later, with the help of his mother, he performed at the local VFW hall in Macon. The following year, he joined the house band at Georgia. His mother served as his chauffeur to and fro all his events till he saved enough money and bought his first truck at the age of 16.
Jason Aldean studied at Windsor Academy. He actively participated in baseball and was a star player in the team. His outstanding performance earned him college scholarships though he turned them down because he wanted to follow through the country music career he so loved.
At the beginning of his career, his father, Barry, helped him with his bookings for shows which landed them some good playtimes in the Southeastern bars, clubs, festivals, and other events. He then also started writing, composing, and recording original songs. At the age of 21, he signed a recording contract with Warner-Chappell but struggled in his career, the contract was soon dropped in 1998. Later, he signed a deal with Broken Bow Records with Lawrence Matthis becoming his first manager, from where his actual journey in music started.
In early 2005, Aldean released his first single, Hicktown which hit No. 10 on US Hot Country Songs. The same year, he also dropped another hit song, Why which hit No. 1 spot on US Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. Finally, on 26th July 2005, he released his debut studio self-titled album which was certified platinum by RIAA and also hit the 6th spot on US Billboard Chart. Jason won ACM Awards in 2006 as the ‘Top New Male Vocalist’ at the ACM Awards and Kevin Neal later became his agent.
The second album titled ‘Relentless’ dropped on May 29, 2007, debuted tops in the US Billboard Top Country Albums and got the number one spot on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart. The album earned a gold certification from RIAA on October 4, 2007, and this album also got certified as platinum in September 2012 by RIAA.
Jason Aldean’s Wife, Divorce & Kids
Jason Aldean has been married twice. He was first married to Jessica Ann Ussery who was his high school sweetheart. They got married on the 4th August 2001 but sadly the couple ended their relationship in the year 2013 when Aldean filed for divorce after he was discovered to have been cheating with Brittany Kerr. The two have since moved on with their lives. Jessica is now remarried to Jake Marlin and lives a quiet life.
Some months after his separation from his first wife, he started dating Brittany Kerr in 2014, they got engaged and eventually married in March 2015. Brittany was formerly a cheerleader and American Idol contestant.
Before their divorce, the couple had two lovely daughters, Keeley and Kendyl who were both born on 14th February 2003 and on 20th August 2007.
In 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child, a boy by posting pictures of colored balloons on their social media. The boy arrived on the 1st day of December 2017, and they named him Memphis Aldean Williams, by July 2018 they yet again, announced they were expecting their daughter by the next summer.
According to Celebrity Net Worth reports, Jason Aldean was estimated to be worth $80 million. The increase in his wealth could have been influenced by his always sold-out concerts, tours, records, and his investments in Buck Commando, a company that produces hunting equipment.
He has been associated with 5 exotic and luxurious cars ranging from Lamborghini, Ford, Mercedes Benz, and Chevrolet. He owns a Ridge wood house which he recently placed in the market for sale and another house in Tennesse where he and his new family resides.
Las Vegas Shooting
One incidence that may never go away easily from the memories of many who went for Las Vegas Festival ‘Route 91 Harvest festival’ on October 1, 2017, which held in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, was the sporadic shooting that claimed the lives of 58 persons and left 851 incapacitate; a dastard act carried out by Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort on the crowd that gathered at Las Vegas Strip on the 1st of October, 2017 just when Jason Aldean mounted the stage to begin his performance.
Though Jason and his band members managed to escape unscratched, the shock and hurt the incidence created has not been forgotten. In the wake of the shooting, Aldean sent out words of supports and performed the song of Tom Petty I Won’t Back Down who died the day after the tragic shooting.
Jason Aldean has blue eye, with brown hair, stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m), weighing 82 kg with shoe size 12 (US).
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Jason Aldean was a delivery man before coming into the limelight with his albums for the Pepsi company in his native Macon, Georgia.
In 2006, Aldean along with his friend Luke Bryan and some baseball players like Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhans, Tombo Martin, Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty founded a hunting gear producing company called Buck Commander.
His lucky numbers are 9 and 3 as revealed to E. TV
He has sold about $10 million albums since stepping into the spotlight in 2005.
His favorite Television Shows is CBS ‘Criminal Mind’ ‘The Mentalist,’ and ‘CSI’
Jason is a huge fan of the University of Georgia football team – The Bulldogs – and named his pet and crib after the team.
He has a total of 8 studio albums under his belt all released from 2005 to April 2018, most of which had hit top spots on billboards and the country music industry.
Aldean loves to sing Karakore on his free time and his favorites are ‘Drift Away’ by Dobie Gray, ‘Sweet Caroline,’ Otis Redding or goes hunting with is buddies etc.
Jason loves Japanese cuisine sushi and popcorn which is his guilt meal and also loves collecting vintage shirts which he shops for online at eBay site.