Jason Aldean is an American singer who specializes in the genre of country music. He is considered one of the best country music singers of all time with many of his albums being certified platinum. 19 singles of Jason has peaked at number one on the Hit Country Songs and his album My Kinda Party received a quadruple-platinum certification by the RIAA in 2010 whereas his another album Night Train received a double-platinum in 2012. Keep reading to know more about the career and net worth of Jason Aldean in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jason Aldine Williams was born on 28th February in 1977, in Macon, Georgia, the United States. Jason’s parents got separated when he was three years old and was raised by his mother in Macon. He used to visit his father in Florida during the summer holidays where he learned to play guitar through his father.
Jason eventually became a good guitarist and was encouraged by his parents to become a musician. With the help of his mother, he performed at the VFW hall in Macon when he was 14 and joined the House Band the next year. He changed the spelling of his name Aldine to Aldean to look unique.
Jason Aldean got married to Jessica Ann Ussery in August 2001. The couple was blessed with two daughters Keeley and Kendyl born in 2003 and 2007 respectively. In 2012, rumors emerged linking him with American Idol star Brittany Kerr and Jason accepted that he acted inappropriately with her at a bar.
In April 2013, Jason and Jessica got divorced after which he started to date Brittany Kerr. The couple tied a knot on March 21, 2015, and was blessed with a son on December 1, 2017. In July 2018, they announced that they are expecting a second baby.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After experiencing false promises and facing rejections from many record labels, Jason finally signed for the Broken Bow Records and released his first album Jason Aldean on July 26, 2005. The album’s song Why became a number one hit, and the album won him the 2006 ACM Awards. He released his second album Relentless in May 2007 which earned a platinum certification from RIAA.
In November 2010, he released the album My Kinda Party which won him many awards including the CMA Awards, ACM Awards, and American Country Awards and also Grammy Nominations. He released his fifth album Night Train in 2012, and four songs from the album peaked number 1 on the Country Airplay.
In 2017, Aldean’s concert faced the disastrous firing by Stephen Paddock in which 58 were killed, and 851 were injured. Aldean performed the song I Won’t Back Down for the people who died in the concert. So far he has released eight albums and 24 singles for the Broken Bow Records among which most of them have become huge hits. He released his latest album Rearview Town on April 13, 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings
His successful career as a country singer has amassed him huge wealth with average annual earnings of $1 million till 2009. His annual earnings for the year 2012 were $13.4 million which inclined to $17 million in 2013 and $37 million in 2014. He managed to earn a whopping $43.5 million in 2015 and $36.5 million in 2016 from album sales, tours, and endorsements and his net worth is estimated to be $100 million.
Hailing from a humble background Jason Aldean managed to achieve worldwide fame not only through his hard work but also by the encouragement from his parents who were always behind him whenever Jason needed them.