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October 1, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jason Aldean has apologized for inappropriate behavior with "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr - who's not his wife but is an NBA cheerleader - after photos of the country star smooching Kerr at a Sunset Strip bar earlier in the week went online Sunday. "The truth is that I screwed up," Aldean wrote on his Facebook page after the incriminating photos went live . "I had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar. I left alone, caught the bus to our next show and that's the end of the story.
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April 27, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Jason Aldean's purest, most Jason Aldean-ish song -- and therefore, perhaps, the one that got the biggest response during the singer's headlining set Saturday at Stagecoach -- is "1994," from his album "Night Train. " A ready-made crowd-pleaser set at the perfect beer-hoisting tempo, it's got crunching hair-metal guitars, a bouncy hip-hop beat -- and lyrics made up in large part of the titles of songs by another country singer, Joe Diffie. Aldean is a bro-country veteran with huge hits stretching back to 2005, five years before Luke Bryan (who'll close Stagecoach on Sunday)
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October 24, 2012 | By Todd Martens
The pop charts are getting an infusion of country this month. Days before Taylor Swift's new album bows atop the charts and sets a bevy of 2012 records, country star Jason Aldean owns the No. 1 album in the U.S. His Broken Bow effort "Night Train" docks at the top spot on the Billboard charts after selling more than 409,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan, which gives Aldean the second-best chart debut of 2012.  Only Mumford &...
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April 6, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The cowboy rides away a winner, as veteran Texas singer George Strait collected the top honor for entertainer of the year Sunday at the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The fan-voted award comes as Strait is in the midst of his Cowboy Rides Away farewell tour, after announcing last year his decision to quit touring. "Wow," the 61-year-old musician said as he was greeted by a standing ovation in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "You know, I've always said I had the best fans in the world, and I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case.
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April 26, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
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.
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March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Country singer Jason Aldean is reportedly dating Brittany Kerr, the woman he cheated on his wife with in 2012. Well, at least they're trying to make a real go of it, right? Aldean, 37, last April filed for divorce from Jessica Ussery, his wife of almost 12 years, and has been dating Kerr since, Us Weekly reported Monday. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 Kerr, a former "American Idol" contestant and NBA cheerleader, was photographed backstage in the wings at one of Aldean's concerts on Friday, TMZ reported . She was also spotted at his Jan. 10 Austin concert, the site said.
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April 27, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Jason Aldean's purest, most Jason Aldean-ish song -- and therefore, perhaps, the one that got the biggest response during the singer's headlining set Saturday at Stagecoach -- is "1994," from his album "Night Train. " A ready-made crowd-pleaser set at the perfect beer-hoisting tempo, it's got crunching hair-metal guitars, a bouncy hip-hop beat -- and lyrics made up in large part of the titles of songs by another country singer, Joe Diffie. Aldean is a bro-country veteran with huge hits stretching back to 2005, five years before Luke Bryan (who'll close Stagecoach on Sunday)
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October 15, 2012 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
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)
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July 25, 2012 | By August Brown
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.
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May 5, 2007 | Holly Gleason, Special to The Times
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.
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March 21, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Merle Haggard is on the receiving end of a couple of new tributes, as the 2014 recipient of the Academy of Country Music's Crystal Milestone Award and as the subject of a new multi-artist tribute album highlighting his songs. Haggard will be presented with the ACM's Crystal Milestone Award, given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement, on April 6 at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Previous recipients include Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Jennifer Nettles.
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March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Country singer Jason Aldean is reportedly dating Brittany Kerr, the woman he cheated on his wife with in 2012. Well, at least they're trying to make a real go of it, right? Aldean, 37, last April filed for divorce from Jessica Ussery, his wife of almost 12 years, and has been dating Kerr since, Us Weekly reported Monday. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 Kerr, a former "American Idol" contestant and NBA cheerleader, was photographed backstage in the wings at one of Aldean's concerts on Friday, TMZ reported . She was also spotted at his Jan. 10 Austin concert, the site said.
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March 12, 2014 | By David Horsey
Female country singers are complaining that their music is being pushed off the airwaves by a new crew of young, male, “bro-country” musicians singing interchangeable songs about dirt roads, pickup trucks, girls in tiny cutoff jeans and beer, lots of beer. Carrie Underwood is leading the charge, telling Billboard magazine that the country music business seems to have very limited room for new female musicians, but that it's different for the guys. “There seem to be so many male singers out there who can be viewed as similar, and there seems to be plenty of room for all of them,” Underwood said.
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October 28, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A tour bus carrying country singer Jason Aldean and company hit and killed a pedestrian in the wee hours Monday in Indiana. The 36-year-old "Night Train" singer has since gone online to confirm the accident and express his condolences. Albert Kennedy of Vincennes, Ind., "walked out into the middle of the roadway" around 1:30 a.m. and was struck by the bus, ABC News reported . He was confirmed dead at the scene.  A sheriff who talked to TMZ said Kennedy was often seen walking around town but had no explanation for why he went into traffic.
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October 10, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Eric Church , Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan will headline the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, festival organizers announced Thursday. They top the three-day bill scheduled for April 25-27 that's heavy on freshmen and sophomore country acts including Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Dustin Lynch. But deeper into the lineup, which will be spread across three stages, are veterans such as Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Brenda Lee, Michael Nesmith, Asleep at the Wheel, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Duane Eddy, Shelby Lynne and Crystal Gayle, who is Loretta Lynn's sister.
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April 29, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Jason Aldean has filed for divorce, kicking last week's news of separation from his wife up a notch. "This is a really tough time for my entire family," the country singer told Us Weekly in a statement about the divorce, noting that he and Jessica Ussery had been together since they were teenagers - he's 36 now - and had had ups and downs along the way. They would have been married 12 years in August. "I've learned that everyone always rushes to judgement when they hear news like this," he told the mag . "That's really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls' sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.
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April 30, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
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.
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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.
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April 26, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
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.
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April 7, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Rising country singer Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year and Miranda Lambert was singled out as a songwriter and a singer on Sunday at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert picked up significant honors from her collaboration with husband Blake Shelton on "Over You," a song they wrote inspired by Shelton's experience as a teenager when his brother was killed in an automobile accident. "I don't know what to say," said Bryan, who also co-hosted the show from Las Vegas with Shelton.
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