Jason Aldine, 28 February 1977, Macon, Georgia, USA. This country singer-songwriter was only in his early teens when he began performing at local talent shows, and after forming a band he graduated to the bar circuit. After leaving high school he adopted his new stage name and began working the eastern seaboard with his band. In 1998 he signed a songwriting contract with Warner-Chappell and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Two major label recording contracts came and went without Aldean actually entering a studio but, just when it seemed his musical dreams were to remain unfulfilled, he was approached by the up-and-coming label Broken Bow Records. He signed a new recording contract and immediately began work on his debut album. The single Hicktown, co-written with John Rich (of Big And Rich) and Vicky McGehee, reached the country Top 10 in late 2005. The follow-up singles Why and Amarillo Sky were also major hits, reaching number 1 and number 4 in the country charts respectively. Aldeans self-titled debut enjoyed positive reviews and by the middle of the following year had notched up platinum status. The follow-up Relentless was also a commercial success in summer 2007. It was long overdue reward for this unassuming but talented new country artist.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.