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Jason Aldean

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For anyone looking to brand Jason Aldean as part of a significant musical movement, good luck.
There’s a lot about the singer that’s become familiar during his five years as a country hitmaker, after all, he has spent more weeks at #1 on the radio charts than any other country artist in the last 12 months. But none of what he does comes out quite like anyone else. The blues-tinged licks at the end of his phrases—there’s a ring of familiarity about them, but you can’t really link them to another artist. The smoky guitar riffs that have become a signature—they’re built on sounds that have come before, but they don’t really belong to anyone else in the country genre, either. The small-town themes that pervade many of his songs—that’s all been done before, but not quite with the unwavering honesty that Aldean applies to the subject.

Since his 2005 debut with the scorching “Hicktown,” the singer has set himself apart from the pack as a truly unique artist. He addresses his Georgia-born brand of country music with a singular vision, and he intends to keep it that way.

“The whole thing about being creative is coming up with new things,” he says matter-of-factly in a converted barn on his Nashville-area farm. “What makes you different and more creative than the other guys is taking something to an extreme and making it better without ripping anybody else off. I think that’s the key. The great ones figure it out and are constantly evolving, and that’s what makes ‘em great.”

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  • Dash_PR

    Gonna Know We Were Here is the best of new album, on the moment.

    1 Oct 2:21am Reply
  • isitbeer30yet

    v - I don't really care where he's from as long as he's putting out solid music.

    19 May 1:17pm Reply
  • ieatmidgets

    This motherfucker is from Macon and spent his summers in a suburb of Miami. But he sure is country, right?

    6 Mar 12:54am Reply
  • AimsterSkitz0rz

    I sure like that Dirt road track....

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • yexsitalian

    http://www.last.fm/user/yexsitalian

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • fling93

    Eh, genres are a rather artificial construct. Wherever you want put this guy, he puts out decent tunes. I also appreciate that both he and Taylor Swift employ solid drummers, which seem to be hard to find in a lot of country.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • vprakhov

    If this guy is country then Jonas Brothers is death metal. Johnny Cash was country - guy with acoustic guitar singing/telling stories. Now "country" is full of pretentious idiots, basically playing pop-rock about tractors and shit, with a violin on background.

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • beard_face

    Jason Aldean is pretty much Taylor Swift with a penis. They're both pretty much pop princesses.

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Bardhlul

    Congratulations! ACM Male Vocalist of the Year!

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    @Maaxxoor I'm happy you say this. Without her, I'd never ever started listening to country music!

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Maaxxoorr

    Take a Little Ride ♥ [7], Fly Over States & The Only Way I Know.

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Maaxxoorr

    @AngeloSwift13 even though I don't like/listen to Taylor Swift that much I also have to say she gave country music a new modern different twist.

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • israeldavi

    love aldean

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • dinhbang123

    Don't You Wanna Stay and Fly Over States <3

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sweethomeslice

    Johnny Cash!!

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • StickyFinga

    We should really vote that low resolution image down up there.

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    COME ON GIRL LET'S GO LISTEN TO THE NIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT TRAAAAAAAAAAAIN!! NIGHT TRAIN deserves to be SINGLE!

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • kimbrough32

    all my night train scrobbles disappeared.. not cool

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    His song THE ONLY WAY I KNOW (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church) R-O-C-K-S!! OH MY GOD, I love that, and the whole album. I'll always thank Taylor Swift to have introduced me to country music **

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • 528491

    Damn, Jason is probably the only country artist that i don't delete half the album. He's soooo good.

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
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