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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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