Jason Aldean is a country music singer, songwriter, and record producer from the United States. Aldean has been with Broken Bow Records since 2005, where he has published ten albums as well as 40 singles. The Recording Industry Association of America certified his 2010 album, My Kinda Party, quadruple platinum (RIAA). His 2012 soundtrack Night Train is certified double-platinum, whereas his self-titled debut in 2005, Relentless in 2007, Wide Open in 2009, and Old Boots, New Dirt in 2014 are all certified platinum. Throughout his career, Aldean has got 3 Grammy Award nominations, including two for Best Country Album.
Jason Aldean Salary
Jason Aldean has an approximate net worth of $80 million. He is best known for songs like “Big Green Tractor,” “She’s Country,” “Hicktown,” and “Dirt Road Anthem.” He has six Academy of Country Music Awards and four Billboard Music Awards, and four Grammy nominations.
Jason Aldean Early Years
On February 28, 1977, in Macon, Georgia, Jason Aldean, was born Jason Aldine Williams. He was largely fostered by his mother in Macon after his parents divorced at the age of three years old, although he also spent some time with his father during the summers in Homestead, Florida. He practiced playing the guitar while his father was at work, and the two would jam together after he got home in the evenings. His parents supported him in pursuing his love of music. By the time he was fourteen, he had already begun playing in local talent shows and fairs with the goal to become a country music singer. The following year, he started a band, and they played together all through high school.
Aldean with his band performed in small venues and bars throughout the southeast after graduating from high school, with the assistance of his father.
Jason Aldean Early Career
In 1998, Aldean started performing songs for his debut album, and after performing in Atlanta, he was contacted by a producer from Warner Chappel Music and provided a record deal. He relocated to Nashville, Tennessee after joining in late 1998. After the label dropped him, he signed with another record label, which also dropped him. He endured four dismal years in Nashville and was prepared to return to Georgia by 2004, but he gave himself six months to sign with a label. A few weeks later, he was approached by Broken Arrow Records. In July of 2005, he launched his self-titled debut album.
The singles “Why,” “Amarillo Sky,” and “Hicktown” all charted in the top ten on Billboard’s country music chart, and the album was certified platinum. He was nominated for Video of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards for the tune “Amarillo Sky,” which was originally recorded by McBride & the Ride. He launched his second album, “Relentless,” in the spring of 2007, and it debuted at number four on the Billboard album rankings.
The album was a critical and economic success, selling slightly less than 1 million copies within its first week. It is his least impressive album, despite providing three charting songs. In April 2018, he published his eighth album, “Rearview Town,” which became his fourth straight album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 album list. His ninth studio album, “9,” debuted at number two just on Billboard 200.
Jason Aldean Personal Life
Aldean wedded Jessica Ann Ussery in 2001, and the couple has two daughters. In 2012, he publicly admitted to inappropriate behavior with former “American Idol” participant Brittany Kerr, and the couple separated the following year. He proposed to Kerr in September of 2014, and the couple married in March 2015. They are the parents of two children. He is an outspoken advocate of breast cancer research, having raised over $4 million for the cause, the majority of which was contributed to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Jason Aldean Charity and its effects
After losing a close friend to the disease in 2004, Jason became an ardent advocate for funding breast cancer research. Through the sale of special items, VIP meet & greets, a donation button on his webpage, and his yearly Concert for the Cure, he has earned nearly $4 million for cancer research, the majority of which he has given to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.