Jason Aldean, the Georgia-born singer and songwriter, was lured by country music even when he was very young and went on to become a country superstar. Born on February 28, 1977, he spent his childhood with his mother in Macon and the summers with his father in Homestead, Florida as his parents had separated.
Aldean loved singing and after watching the Country Music Awards on TV, he was eager to perform on stage. Seeing that he had a talent in music, his parents decided to support and encourage him to move on and ahead. He was a regular at local events and at area talent contests and with a little help from his mother, got to sing at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He sang John Anderson’s song “Seminole Wind” and Tracy Lawrence’s “Sticks and Stones” and his performance was a success. The applause that he got only encouraged him further.
Jason Aldean graduated from high school and began his music career in earnest. While he and his band performed at many small events, he also took to writing songs with his band mate Justin Weaver. The country music singer performed these songs at Atlanta’s nightclub- The Buckboard. He caught the attention of Michael Knox and entered into a song writing contract with Warner-Chapell Publishing.
When his contract was to come to an end, Aldean had no place to go as a couple of recording deals also fell through. Luck favoured him though and his world righted again as the independent label Broken Bow Records released his debut album, simply called Jason Aldean, in 2005. Chart topping singles made his popularity soar and in 2006 he was named Top New Male Vocalist at Academy of Country Music Awards.
Michael Knox entered his life again in 2007 and this time Jason entered studio and recorded songs for his album, which made him soar to the top of the country albums chart. The album registered fourth on the Billboard Hot 200.
The year 2009 was another good one for Aldean and his album Wide Open was a tremendous success. His next album- My Kinda Party in 2010 only nudged Aldean further up. The fall of 2012 brought another album—Night Train and this was followed in 2014 with Old Boots, New Dirt.
Aldean gave one of his best performances in 2015 here in the U.K. when the pro rocked out to his hit “Gonna know we were here” at the C2C Festival in London. Although he missed out on the nomination of the year for his album -Old Boots, New Dirt -to Chris Stapelton, he continued to grow in stature.
Nominations, music awards and Video of the year swamped Aldean, who realized he had come a long way. From playing on his father’s guitar, he now wrote songs and sang them in front of audiences that went berserk.
Here’s Aldean’s latest single releases to enjoy – Lights Come On: