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Jason Aldean debuts at number one

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 – More than tripling first week sales of his debut album, Jason Aldean's second Broken Bow Records album, "Relentless," debuts at number 1 on Billboard's Country Albums Chart and fourth on the all-genre Top 200 chart this week with scans totaling more than 90,000. Aldean enjoyed the third best country album debut of the year, following only behind Tim McGraw and Martina McBride.

"We've been out on the road trying to win audiences over one at a time with our live show, but you never know if that energy is going to translate into album sales" said Aldean. "This is definitely a career highlight so far, and I am really looking forward to being at CMA Music Fest this week, so I can thank all the fans personally!"

Bob Morelli, President, RED distribution, said, "It's unprecedented in the current music industry climate to see an indy artist come out of the box with such impressive numbers on a second album."

Aldean will jet to New York for a performance of his hit single "Johnny Cash" on Good Morning America tomorrow, before returning to Nashville for a full schedule of CMA Music Fesival activities including a Platinum Party to celebrate his debut album on Thursday, a stadium performance at LP field on Friday, followed by his 3rd Annual Concert For the Cure charity event to benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation later that night at the Wildhorse Saloon. Other national media appearances in the coming weeks include Fox & Friends (June 9), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (June 27) and a July stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Aldean will hit the road again with superstar group Rascal Flatts this summer and through the fall.

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My Kinda Party CD review - My Kinda Party
Jason Aldean covers plenty of familiar ground in his latest offering, moving with ease from tanned-leg Georgia dreams to square cornfields to a fairly even mix of church pews and bar stools. If anything, the album is a bit too seamless, one song melding into the next, the words on many evaporating into thin air. But it all adds up to a very good time - exactly what you'd hope for with an album with "party" in its title. Don't Wanna Stay , a duet with Kelly Clarkson (of all »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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