Über Jason Aldean
Not too many people get more than one chance at breaking in the music industry, especially in the overly competitive and unforgiving realm of country music. But after getting dropped from two different labels, Jason Aldean was picked up by Broken Bow records. And it came at quite a crucial time in his life. He and his wife had a new baby, two car payments pending and a mortgage to pay. Not that he's in it for the money, but it sure didn't hurt to be given a third chance. And as the old cliche goes, the third time was the charm. Aldean's 2005 self-titled debut album was rich in twangy, rootsy rock and his songs meshed perfectly into Nashville's return to redneck pride and all things Dukes Of Hazzard. In 2007, Aldean released his sophomore effort, Relentless. Buoyed by the radio hit "Johnny Cash," the album was certified gold in record time. In 2008, he took part in CMT on Tour with Lady Antebellum and Eric Durrance. Aldean went back into the studio later that year to start work on his third release, Wide Open, which was released in 2009. Thanks in part to singles such as "Big Green Tractor," "Crazy Town" and "The Truth," Wide Open achieved platinum status. In 2010, Aldean returned with the rocking, My Kinda Party.