MY KINDA PARTY Spends 3rd Week at No. One and Celebrates PLATINUM Certification of “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
NASHVILLE, TN – April 13, 2011 – Platinum selling country rocker Jason Aldean is slated to perform his multi-week No. one smash hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson on FOX’s American Idol tomorrow at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT. Later that night, fans can also catch Aldean perform his newest single “Dirt Road Anthem” on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS.
“I always get excited to test new songs out on the road,” said Aldean. “This one is a little different because it kicks off with the chorus, so everyone starts sorta grooving along with it…and then we hit that first verse with the rapid fire lyrics, and the fans go nuts. I know we’re pushing some boundaries with a song like this, but I also think people expect that from me now. I’m really taking the fans’ lead on this one, but I think it’s going to be a killer single for us on the road this summer.”
Aldean’s MY KINDA PARTY continues to top the charts 23 weeks after its release, now spending a third consecutive week in the No. one position on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Additionally, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” was certified PLATINUM this week for digital sales of over one million units.
MY KINDA PARTY has already spawned the three week No. one smash “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson, and its title track took the top spot on the Mediabase country singles chart in December. The album hit big out of the gate, selling over 193,000 albums its first week, more than any debut by a male vocalist in over three years and was certified PLATINUM only eleven weeks after release.
Aldean recently extended his MY KINDA PARTY tour through August with upcoming dates in Manchester, NH (4/28), Amherst, MA (4/29) and Hershey, PA (4/30). For a full list of tour dates and upcoming appearances, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington