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Aldean parties to Double Platinum

Monday, September 12, 2011 – Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than 2 million units.

The disc is 2011's best selling country album and has spawned three consecutive number one hits, each of which have also been certified Platinum for digital downloads with the most recent single Dirt Road Anthem claiming Double Platinum.

"It's always been a big dream of mine to have Platinum albums, but this Double Platinum thing snuck up on me," said Aldean. "It is beyond anything I could have dreamed or expected. It takes a whole lot of people to make it happen...from songwriters to the label to radio to my band and road crew...I just can't tell you how thankful I am, and also how much respect I have for all the hard work that went into this project."

Aldean scored five nominations for the 45th Annual CMA Awards scheduled to air Nov. 9. The Georgia native is tied for the most nominations this year with nods in the Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year categories.

"I've been working my tail off out on the road for years building my career, and up until last week, it sorta felt like if you hadn't been to one of the shows, maybe you didn't know what was happening," said Aldean. "It feels like I've finally been invited to the party, and it feels incredible to have your friends and peers pat you on the back and recognize the work that's gone into the last year."

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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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