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Jason Aldean goes platinum

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 – Jason Aldean's self-titled debut release was certified platinum for sales of 1 million units by the RIAA. The CD spawned three chart-topping radio hits, "Hicktown" (number nine), "Why" (number one) and "Amarillo Sky" (number four). Aldean becomes the first platinum artist for Nashville independent label Broken Bow Records.

"The past 12 months has been a crazy year of firsts," said Aldean. "My first award nominations, first number one single and now my first platinum album. It's something every new artist dreams about."

Aldean picked up four industry award nominations this past week for his hit single "Amarillo Sky," adding more fuel to a career that is already on fire. He was nominated by country music fans for two CMT Music Awards in both the "Breakthrough Video of the Year" and the "Video Director of the Year" categories. On Monday, Aldean was honored once again by the Academy of Country Music with nominations in the "Song of the Year" and "Video of the Year" categories.

Aldean's sophomore album "Relentless" hits stores May 29. The first single, "Johnny Cash" is the fastest rising single of Aldean's career to date.

Aldean is currently touring with Rascal Flatts and at the end of the month will join Dierks Bentley for a string of small arena dates through April.

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Rearview Town CD review - Rearview Town
If you liked Jason Aldean's three previous number one albums, you'll like "Rearview Town." He sticks to the winning formula that has brought him past success. The 15 tracks are mainly juiced up, muscular numbers with scorching guitar. Ironically, amid the torrid tempos and high volume that dominate the collection, the ballads are the standouts, especially with the duet with the Miranda Lambert on "Drowns The Whiskey." Instead of whiskey drowning a memory, the inverse »»»
Old Boots, New Dirt CD review - Old Boots, New Dirt
Arguing whether or not Jason Aldean's kinda (country) party is, in fact, anything remotely related to true country music is pointless. Aldean is so entrenched in the mainstream country marketplace now, we just need to accept him as he is, the same way we reluctantly accept Taylor Swift as "country." It's mighty tempting to subtitle a review of Aldean's new "Old Boots, New Dirt" release as 'Pickup Trucks & Pickup Lines,' as Aldean spends a little time »»»
Night Train CD review - Night Train
Jason Aldean is getting used to the view from the top. His last album "My Kinda Party" spawned 5 Top 10 singles and has charted for almost 2 years. Driven by rocking country coupled with rap and a power ballad, that album seemed to rise to the top of the charts organically. With his fifth release, "Night Train," he seems to be taking dead aim at the summit. Aldean is at his best as a studly outlaw, but the majority of the material on "Night Train" is clichéd »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge – Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone. "I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
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