1. Can you introduce yourself in a few
Jason Aldean: My name is Jason Aldean. I'm 28 years old
and from Macon, Georgia. I've been in the music business for
2. Your debut album seems to have great success, especially
with the hit "Hicktown." Please share with me how
you feel about that.
Jason Aldean: I'm excited. I'm also kind of shocked at
how well the album is doing and feel really blessed to have
it doing as well as it is, especially with all of the other
new acts that are out right now. It feels great to be hanging
in there with everybody else.
3. I see that John Rich & Big Kenny co-wrote songs for
your album. How was it working with them since they are now
really big stars, was it of great help for you? Tell me how
you got to know them.
Jason Aldean: I got to know John Rich and Big Kenny through
writing at my publishing company. John Rich was writing for
the same publishing company. I actually got to write a song
with him for this album. I am really happy for them and their
success thus far, it's cool to see them do what they're doing
and they are cool guys - I'm happy for them.
4. Your album is a real success, are you interested in coming
and performing in France?
Jason Aldean: Definitely! I love seeing new places and meeting
new people. I've never been to France, so hopefully in the next
year or so I'll get a chance to come over and check it out for
5. Can you imagine that people in the world and especially
in France could listen to your album and like it? How do you
feel about your music being heard internationally?
Jason Aldean: I'm actually really unaware of that sometimes,
that people can actually hear my music that far away. It's cool
with the Internet now and all of the stuff that it makes possible.
That's the one cool thing about the web, is that people get
a chance to hear and see things that ten years ago they probably
wouldn't have been able to. I think it's really cool.
6. "Asphalt Cowboy" was previously recorded by
Blake Shelton. Why did you choose to sing this song for your
Jason Aldean: I actually heard this song before it ever
became a Blake Shelton cut on his album. I liked the song and
wanted it to record it on a project that I was doing at the
time to pitch to labels. When he didn't release the song as
a single, I decided that I wanted to put it on my album. I can
really relate to that song, because it talks about a truck driver
who is always gone and away from his family and as a Country
Music artist I can really relate to that.
7. Who are some of your favorite artists?
Jason Aldean: Alabama, John Anderson, John Mellencamp
and Dwight Yoakam just to name a few.
8. What do you think about the evolution of country music?
Jason Aldean: I think it's cool. Not only country music
but all genres of music have evolved over the years because
it's a constant change of different artists who are being influenced
my different types of music. All music forms change somewhat,
but I think it's good. Country music artists are staying true
to their roots, keeping it country but throwing a little bit
of rock flair in there which I think is a good thing.
9. Some words for FACM (French Association of Country Music)
and for French country music fans? Share with us what you want
us to know about your music.
Jason Aldean: I think my music is definitely country
but it's got a little bit of that rock flair about it. I always
try to find the things that everyday people deal with in their
everyday lives and situations in the songs that I sing. If it's
something I can relate to in my life, then I believe that there
is somebody else out there that is going through the same things
and can relate to the same things that I am. I try to record
music that people can relate to.