RISING COUNTRY MUSIC STAR JASON ALDEAN HIRES INDUSTRY VETERAN CLARENCE SPALDING TO LEAD MANAGEMENT TEAM

Aldean Prepares for Release of Sophomore Album in 2007

NASHVILLE, TN - Dec. 05, 2006 - ACM "TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST" Jason Aldean has retained industry veteran Clarence Spalding and Spalding Entertainment to oversee and manage his career effective immediately.

"Clarence has an incredible track record guiding the careers of some of the guys I have always looked up to," said Aldean. "I spent the last several months getting to know him, and I am anxious to start a new chapter in my career with a guy I like and respect so much."

Aldean has as much momentum as any new artist in the business having earned the ACM's 2006 honor of "TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST," and topped the country radio charts with three hit singles including "Hicktown" (Top 10), "WHY" (No. one) and "Amarillo Sky" (currently No. 12 and rising). Aldean's Broken Bow Records self-titled debut album is knocking on the door of PLATINUM certification with over 800,000 albums scanned to date. He has toured with some of country music's biggest names including Rascal Flatts and Trace Adkins and has scored live performances on national television including ABC's CMA Music Fest Special, the 2006 Country Music Awards, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Fox & Friends, and ESPN among others.

With 2006 coming to a close, Aldean is booked to rock the Gaylord Entertainment Center with superstars Brooks & Dunn on New Years Eve before returning to the studio in January to finish up his highly-anticipated sophomore disc. The album, being produced by Michael Knox, is tentatively scheduled for release in the second Quarter of 2007.

"I am really excited about working with Jason... he is a fantastic talent whose potential is limitless," commented Spalding. "Plus, I really just genuinely like the guy."

Spalding Entertainment's current roster includes Brooks & Dunn, Pat Green, Terri Clark, Sarah Buxton and Ashley Monroe.

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