Jason Aldean talked with WQYK’s Steve Austin Thursday about his early struggles in his career, like being dropped by Warner-Chappell song-publishing company before being picked up by Broken Bow and Capitol Records in Nashville.
At times, Jason considered giving up on his dream. He says his in more than six years in the business, he has lost record deals and publishing deals, as well as blown his fair share of opportunities. He told Austin, “Its not an easy business or everyone would be in it.”
Jason will be coming back to what he calls his “home territory” on August 10, 2012 to the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater with Luke Bryan. Jason grew up in Southeast, so he said that he looks forward to shows in Georgia and Florida, saying “Everybody’s always supported us really well down there. They are shows we really look forward to all year.”
Jason’s most recent single “Fly Over States” is his ninth #1 single of his career and his fifth straight #1 single to come off his fourth studio album “My Kinda Party.” Jason also won two awards at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. He believes that part of his success has come from the fact that the songs he is called to and performs are from a “been there, done that” attitude; that he can relate to his songs and comes off as very believable.
Hear the full interview that Steve did with Jason: