Things You Might Not Know About Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean is living the country music dream. He’s had over 14 singles reach number one on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay, and over eight more of his singles have reached the top 10. Follow along as we look back at 10 things fans probably don’t know about the country singing sensation!

10. Jason Aldine Williams

He was born Jason Aldine Williams in Macon, Georgia. He changed his name Jason Aldean because there were already a number of people called Jason Williams, including a well-known basketball player.

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9. Broken Home

His parents divorced when he was three. His mother raised him in Macon, Georgia, and during the summers, he would stay with his dad in Homestead, Florida.

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8. Learning to Play the Guitar

His dad taught him to play guitar. During their summers together, his father would map out guitar chords on notebook paper to show Jason how to play the chords. He would practice all day and when his father would get home they would play together.

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7. Longing to Perform

After watching the country music awards on TV when he was 14, he knew that he wanted to perform on stage.

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6. First Performance

His first performance was at a local event for Veterans of Foreign Wars. He sang John Anderson’s song “Seminole Wind” and Tracy Lawrence’s “Sticks and Stones.”

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5. First Record Contracts

He signed his first record deal at the age of 21, with Warner-Chappell. A month after signing the deal, he moved to Music City where he was offered a recording contract, but was subsequently dropped. Again, he inked a new deal with another label, but he was dropped from that too.

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4. Big Break

His big break came in 2004 when Broken Bow Records offered him a deal. In 2005, he released his self-titled debut album.

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3. High School Sweetheart

In 2001, he married his high school sweetheart, Jessica Ussery. Together they have two daughters, Kendyl and Keeley. Back in 2012, he was caught cheating on Jessica with American Idol alum Brittany Kerr and in early 2013 they separated and he married Brittany in 2015.

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2. Hunting Enthusiast

He owns a hunting company called Buck Commander with Major League Baseball (MLB) players Adam LaRoche and Ryan Langerhans, former MLB players Chipper Jones and Tombo Martin, Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty, and fellow country singer Luke Bryan.

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1. Georgia Bulldogs Fan

He’s a Georgia Bulldogs fan. He spends every Saturday watching their games.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.