April 26, 2013 |
Have Jason Aldean and his wife, Jessica Ussery, split up? According to one source, they have. According to his rep, they're just having a "rough time. " Signs of said rough time came in early October, when the country singer took to Facebook to apologize for smooching Brittany Kerr, a onetime "American Idol" contestant-turned-NBA cheerleader, at a bar on the Sunset Strip. (Seems that's what you've got to do when incriminating pictures are taken and posted online.) "The truth is that I screwed up," Aldean wrote at the time.
October 15, 2012 |
Jason Aldean and Jamey Johnson are both country singers who were born in the mid-1970s. Both hail from the Deep South. And both men have new albums out on Tuesday, in each case the anticipated follow-up to a profile-boosting 2010 disc. But that's about the extent of what these two share: With "Night Train" and "Living for a Song," respectively, Aldean and Johnson are positioning themselves at opposite ends of the current country-music scene; their records reflect vastly different ideas about the meaning (and the usefulness)
July 25, 2012 |
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center The Who: Quadrophenia and More, Jan. 30 (Fri.) Honda Center The Who: Quadrophenia and More, Jan. 28 (Fri.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Go Fest 2012 with Jason Aldean, Sept. 29 (Fri.) Hollywood Palladium A$AP Rocky, Oct. 26; Bassnectar, Oct. 18; Garbage, Oct. 2 (Fri.) Greek Theatre The Script, Oct. 20 (Fri.) Fonda Theatre Owl City, Sept.
May 5, 2007 |
Jason Aldean isn't afraid of the truth. "I can't tell you I'm a huge fan," he admits about country legend Johnny Cash. "I grew to have a lot of respect for him; but growing up, he's not someone who influenced me." By itself, the comment might be surprising coming from a rising country singer, but it's hardly heretical. But for a guy whose new hit single is called "Johnny Cash," a song written by Big & Rich's John Rich, the confession takes on a little more weight. Aldean, 30, knows that.
April 30, 2012 |
INDIO - The Stagecoach Country Music Festival moved into its seventh edition this weekend, and even though that's young by festival standards, Stagecoach has become enough of a cultural force that participants and fans are beginning to use it as a yardstick on their lives, like penciled growth marks scribbled on a family's kitchen wall. Acts that once were low in the ranks have sprouted up to the top of the heap, some elder members of the musical family have passed on, a few estranged relatives have returned to the fold, and new blood is welcomed into the mix with each succeeding year.
September 27, 2012
MUSIC Country stars Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan head up the Go Fest from Go Country 105. Aldean is riding high on his mega-single "Dirt Road Anthem," which brought some interestingly rap-like cadences to a song about rural troublemaking. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 4 p.m. Sat. $40-$80. ticketmaster.com.