JASON ALDEAN CELEBRATES 20TH CAREER NO. ONE ON 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOVING TO NASHVILLE
Multi-Week Chart Topper “You Make It Easy” is the First RIAA PLATINUM Certified Country Single Released in 2018, While REARVIEW TOWN Simultaneously Becomes First Country Album Released This Year to Earn RIAA GOLD Certification
NASHVILLE, TN – Aug. 10, 2018 – Just a few weeks ahead of the 20th Anniversary of Jason Aldean’s move to Nashville, the now three-time and reigning ACM “EntertainerOf The Year” brought together friends and family yesterday to celebrate his 20th career No. One single “You Make It Easy” on the skyline level of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar. With the help of BMI and ASCAP, the momentum continued behind his No. One selling eighth studio album REARVIEW TOWN (Broken Bow Records), with songwriters Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley (BMI) and Tyler Hubbard (BMI), Morgan Wallen (BMI) and Jordan Schmidt (ASCAP) who joined Aldean overlooking Nashville’s historic Broadway. While celebrating the record’s multi-week No. One lead single, Aldean was surprised with news from the RIAA as “You Make ItEasy” is the first Country song to go PLATINUM in 2018. He was also awarded with GOLD certification for REARVIEW TOWN, making it the first Country album released this year to reach the mark.
Aldean is only the second Country act in history to score four consecutive chart-toppers on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with his current album REARVIEW TOWN, with six of his previous LPs having achieved PLATINUM certification or better. The path paved by his wide-open sure-footed approach has defined the genre’s 21st century including more than 15 million total album sales and countless recognition from the GRAMMYs, ACMs, CMAs, BBMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. He is a perennial live-show favorite for the format as he has headlined the biggest stadiums in the United States, continuing with his HIGH NOON NEON TOUR this weekend, which includes a headlining stops in Darien Lakes, NY (8/10) and at New York City’s Madison Square Garden tomorrow (8/11), before returning to Nashville next Tuesday to perform at the Grand Ole Opry (8/14). For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
Photo One (L-R): Songwriter Jordan Schmidt (ASCAP/Tree Vibez Music), Artist/Songwriter Morgan Wallen (BMI/Big Loud), Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley (BMI/Big Loud) and Tyler Hubbard (BMI/Big Loud), Michael Knox (Producer)
Photo Two (L-R): Rick Shedd (BBRMG), Jason Aldean, Mitch Glazier (RIAA President), Liz Kennedy (RIAA Director, Communications), Jon Loba (BBRMG)
Photo Credit: Steve Lowry