Jason Aldean may be one of the Top 10 earners in the country music industry, but the father of four is still trying to keep his kids grounded.
Jason sat down with the titular host of The Blair Garner Show to talk about his new album, 9 (Nov. 22), as well as a number of additional topics, including trying to maintain a balance of normalcy in his kids’ lives.
“Part of why I love what I do and I’m glad for the success that I’ve had is that I get to give [my kids] things that I never had,” says Jason. “But there’s also a fine line between doing that and giving them everything that they want. I try to be conscious of that. I want them to work and have jobs and know what it’s like to earn money. It’s not easy. That’s something I’m pretty conscious of.”
While Jason acknowledged he’s humbled by and appreciative of his recent accolades in the country music industry—including winning ACM Artist of the Decade and scoring his 23rd No. 1 single—the best part of his career is providing for his family: wife, Brittany, and kids, Keely, 16, Kendyl, 12, Memphis, 23 months, and Navy, 9 months.
“The best part of [my music career] is it’s allowed me to do something that I enjoy doing and take care of my family—to me, that’s the number one thing,” says Jason. “I love playing music, I love going out and playing my shows, it’s allowed me to make a living do something that I love to do and give my family a great life. That’s the best part.”
Since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2005, Jason has dropped new albums at a prolific rate—never waiting more than two calendar years between projects. Jason’s most recent album, 2018’s Rearview Town, spawned four No. 1 hits, including the title track, “You Make It Easy,” “Drowns the Whiskey” and “Girl Like You.” Jason will drop his ninth studio album, 9, on Nov. 22. The 16-song offering features a host of top songwriters, including Josh Thompson, Jordan Schmidt, Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins and more, as well as artist/songwriters Morgan Wallen, Tyler Hubbard and Brantley Gilbert.
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