Jason Aldean – American country singer
Jason Aldine Williams was born on 28 February 1977 in Macon, Georgia. His father taught Jason how to play guitar and helped arrange his concerts when the young man was in high school.
Jason came up with a pseudonym by taking his second name and changing a few letters. That’s how he became Jason Aldean. For many years, Jason tried to start his music career and was looking for opportunities to sign contracts. One failure followed another, but Aldean didn’t lose hope. He continued following his dream even when the contract with Warner-Chappell didn’t work out.
In 2004, the artist finally got lucky and made a deal with Broken Bow Records. At the beginning of 2005, he released the debut single "Hicktown", which was very successful. It reached the 10th spot on Billboard Hot Country Songs and edged its way into Billboard Hot 100. The same year, the musician presented his debut studio album, Jason Aldean. Two more singles besides “Hicktown” were very successful on the charts. “Why” topped Hot Country Songs while "Amarillo Sky" settled on the fourth position. The LP was also a big success. It reached high spots on the country charts and climbed to the 37th spot of Billboard 200. After a while, it earned a platinum status from RIAA. At the end of 2005, Aldean received an ACM Award as "Top New Male Vocalist".