Jason Aldean Details
Not everyone makes it in Nashville. In fact, very few people do. And it’s the stories of artists like Jason Aldean that make you wonder how many would-be stars left town just a few weeks too early. Back in 2005, Aldean gave himself six more months in Music City after spending several years there pursuing a career. His hard work was validated—just in the nick of time—with a recording contract from indie label Broken Bow Records. That same year, he released his self-titled debut, which peaked at No. 6 on the US Country charts. Two years later, his sophomore album Relentless topped those same charts. Two years after nearly leaving music altogether, Jason Aldean was a star.
In 2009, he became a superstar. He had a No. 1 country single back in 2005 with “Why,” but his third album Wide Open raised the bar with three number ones: “She’s Country,” “Big Green Tractor” and “The Truth.” (“Crazy Town” came oh so close, topping out at No. 2.) Wide Open signaled the beginning of Aldean’s domination of the country airwaves, a dominance that continues to this day. Each of his next four albums—from 2010’s My Kinda Party to 2016’s They Don’t Know—became the best-selling country album in the United States. Along the way, hit songs like “Take a Little Ride,” “Night Train” and “Burnin’ It Down” became defining entries in his catalog. In April 2017 he launched the They Don’t Know Tour, a 33-date trip across the US with opening acts Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver.