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Monday
Oct012012

Jason Aldean Apologizes for Kissing Someone Not His Wife

Christopher Polk/ACA2011/Getty Images for ACA(LAS VEGAS) -- Jason Aldean apologized to his fans Sunday after TMZ posted photos of the married country crooner kissing another woman, who is reportedly American Idol season 11 contestant Brittany Kerr, in Las Vegas.  

“I wanted to talk to you directly, so you were hearing the truth from me and not just reading allegations made about my personal life on gossip websites,” Aldean wrote on his Facebook page Sunday.

“The truth is that I screwed up. I had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar,” Aldean wrote. “I left alone, caught the bus to our next show, and that’s the end of the story. I ultimately ended up embarrassing my family and myself. I’m not perfect, and I’m sorry for disappointing you guys. I really appreciate being able to work through this privately with my family and for all your continued support.”

Aldean, 35, and Jessica Ussery were high school sweethearts and married in 2001. They have two daughters, Keeley, 9, and Kendyl, 5.

Fans had mixed reactions to Aldean’s apology.

“Jason, we all make mistakes. If we didn’t we wouldn’t be human. Your true fans will love you and support you no matter the mistakes you make,” one supporter  wrote on Aldean’s Facebook wall.

“And I thought, hey, for once a great man and great artist … just sold my tickets to your concert in San Antonio.

“No thanks,” another fan posted.

Kerr, 24, deleted her Twitter account after the photos surfaced. She has yet to respond publicly.

Currently a cheerleader for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and an aspiring model, Kerr was cut in the final round of Hollywood auditions for season 11 of American Idol.

“In 2010, I entered a Victoria’s Secret Model Search contest, and I placed in the top 80!” she posted on her website.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Dec052011

Jason Aldean Dominates 2nd Annual American Country Awards

Christopher Polk/ACA2011/Getty Images for ACA(LAS VEGAS) -- Jason Aldean was the big winner at the 2nd Annual American Country Awards in Las Vegas Monday night, taking the night's top prize, Artist of the Year. Jason also won Touring Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for My Kinda Party and Single of the Year by a Male Artist for the song "My Kinda Party." He also won Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration and Music Video of the Year: Duo, Group or Collaboration for "Don't You Wanna Stay."

Here are the winners of the 2011 American Country Awards, held in Las Vegas on Monday night:

Single of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood, "Mama’s Song"

Single of the Year
Chris Young, "Voices"

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Chris Young

Music Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, "Who are You When I’m Not Looking"

Music Video: Male
Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I’m Not Looking"

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party

Artist of the Year: New Artist
Scotty McCreery

Single of the Year: Duo or Group
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Single of the Year: New Artist
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Music Video: New Artist
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"

Artist of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood

Music Video: Female
Carrie Underwood, "Mama’s Song"

Artist of the Year: Male
Brad Paisley

Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean

Single of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"

Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration
Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson, "Don’t You Wanna Stay"

Artist of the Decade
Toby Keith

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson, "Don’t You Wanna Stay"

Touring Headline Act of the Year
Jason Aldean

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Wednesday
Jun082011

Jason Aldean to Close CMT Music Awards with Rapper Ludacris

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Jason Aldean will close out the 2011 CMT Music Awards with a performance of "Dirt Road Anthem" featuring rapper Ludacris, according to reports. Aldean is the lead nominee with four nods going into Wednesday night's show.

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Wednesday
Jun082011

2011 CMT Music Awards Rock Nashville Wednesday Night

Digital Vision/Photodisc(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The 2011 CMT Music Awards will be handed out Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jason Aldean is the lead nominee with four nods.

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band all follow with three nominations each.

Among the confirmed performers are Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Big & Rich, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and show host Kid Rock.

Presenters on Wednesday night's show include American Idol champ Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Laura Bell Bundy, Shania Twain, Justin Bieber, Sara Evans, and Train.  Actors Cheryl Hines, Gary Busey, Mary Steenburgen, Melissa Peterman, Rick Schroeder, Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, and Dancing with the Stars champ Hines Ward will be there, too.

Colt Ford, the Janedear Girls, Thompson Square, and Lee Brice are among the stars scheduled to perform on the Nationwide Insurance stage during Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards.  Newcomers Hunter Hayes, Matt Mason, and Steven Clawson of CMT's Next Superstar will also perform on that stage.

The Nationwide Insurance On Your Side award will also be handed out by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during the show to honor country music's best new live act.  Nominees for the fan-voted award are Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Colt Ford, The Band Perry, and Josh Thompson.

Here are some of the 2011 CMT Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
Taylor Swift, "Mine"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"
Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Male Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Toby Keith, "Bullets in the Gun"
Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
Keith Urban, "Without You"

Female Video of the Year
Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
Reba, "Turn on the Radio"
Taylor Swift, "Mine"
Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"

Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
Little Big Town, "Little White Church"
Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
The  Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Duo Video of the Year
Steel Magnolia, "Last Night Again"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
The Civil Wars, "Barton Hollow"
The JaneDear girls, "Wildflower"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Collaborative Video of the Year
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Justin Bieber featuring Rascal Flatts, "That Should Be Me"
Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, "Collide"
Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels, "Country Boy"
Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow, "Coal Miner's Daughter"

CMT Performance of the Year
Martina McBride and Train, "A Broken Wing" (From CMT Crossroads)
Reba, "If I Were a Boy" (From Unplugged: Reba)
Darius Rucker and Adele, "Need You Now" (From 2010 CMT Artists of the Year)
Keith Urban and John Mayer, "Sweet Thing" (From CMT Crossroads)
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett, "Margaritaville" (From CMT Crossroads)

Of note, the final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the top of the show and final voting will take place at CMT.com throughout the night.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Apr272011

Jason Aldean Leads CMT Music Awards Nominees

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Jason Aldean is the lead nominee for the 2011 CMT Music Awards with four nods. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band have three each. Voting is now open to the public at CMT.com and ends June 7. The 2011 CMT Music Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on June 8.  Of note, the final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the top of the show and final voting will take place at CMT.com throughout the night.

Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
Taylor Swift, "Mine"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"
Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Male Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Toby Keith, "Bullets in the Gun"
Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
Keith Urban, "Without You"

Female Video of the Year
Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
Reba, "Turn on the Radio"
Taylor Swift, "Mine"
Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"

Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
Little Big Town, "Little White Church"
Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
The  Band Perry, 'If I Die Young"
Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Duo Video of the Year

Steel Magnolia, "Last Night Again"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
The Civil Wars, "Barton Hollow"
The JaneDear girls, "Wildflower"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
Lee Brice, "Love Like Crazy"
Aaron Lewis, "Country Boy"
Jerrod Niemann, "Lover, Lover"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Collaborative Video of the Year
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Justin Bieber featuring Rascal Flatts, "That Should Be Me"
Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, "Collide"
Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels, "Country Boy"
Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow, "Coal Miner's Daughter"

CMT Performance of the Year
Martina McBride and Train, "A Broken Wing" (From CMT Crossroads)
Reba, "If I Were a Boy" (From Unplugged: Reba)
Darius Rucker and Adele, "Need You Now" (From 2010 CMT Artists of the Year)
Keith Urban and John Mayer, "Sweet Thing" (From CMT Crossroads)
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett, "Margaritaville" (From CMT Crossroads)

Best Web Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party" (from from the CMT Webcast)
Luke Bryan, "It's a Shore Thing"
Lady Antebellum, "Stars Tonight"
Blake Shelton, "Kiss My Country Ass"
Taylor Swift, "Mine" (Live from the Speak Now Album Release Party)

Video Director of the Year
Deaton Flanigen (Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, JaneDear girls)
Trey Fanjoy (Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton)
Chris Hicky (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban)
David McClister (The Band Perry, LeAnn Rimes)
Roman White (Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler)

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Apr182011

Sugarland, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson Join CMA Music Festival

Digital Vision/Photodisc(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Sugarland has been added to the CMA Music Festival's nightly concerts on June 10 in Nashville.

Two special guests have been announced for June 9, as well. Kelly Clarkson will join Jason Aldean to sing their number one hit "Don't You Wanna Stay," and Alan Jackson will take the stage with Zac Brown Band that night to perform "As She's Walking Away."

Single night tickets for the CMA Music Festival are on sale through Ticketmaster.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Performers Announced for 46th Annual ACM Awards

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Heidi Gutman(LAS VEGAS) -- Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Toby Keith have been confirmed to perform on the 46th Annual ACM Awards coming up April 3 on CBS. Reba and Blake Shelton will serve as hosts. The night's top prize, Entertainer of the Year, will be decided by the fans again this year too.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, online voting starts March 11th at VoteACM.com.

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Tuesday
Feb082011

First Round of CMA Music Festival Performers Announced

Keith Urban. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The first round of performers has been announced for this summer's CMA Music Festival in Nashville, including Keith Urban, Reba, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins and Darius Rucker. Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and The Band Perry round out the list for the festival, set for June 9-12.

The event will again be filmed for an ABC special.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CMA Music Festival, which began as Fan Fair in 1972.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Jason Aldean Scores Third Platinum Album with 'My Kinda Party'

Photo Courtesy - Broken Bow(NEW YORK) -- Jason Aldean's latest album, My Kinda Party, is his third project to hit the platinum sales mark, thanks to the hit title cut and his latest single, "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Kelly Clarkson.

In an age when albums aren't selling all that well, Aldean is proud to keep on getting platinum albums. "To me, that is the thing that I think is coolest in this day and age with the economy the way it is," he said.

Since his 2005 self-titled debut album, Aldean has sold nearly five million albums total.  Commenting on his impressive numbers, he said, "It's a good feeling."

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