Jason Aldean Wins Album of the Year at the 2011 CMAs
This year’s CMAs are Jason Aldean‘s kinda party. The Georgia singer’s ‘My Kinda Party’ took home the award for Album of the Year, beating out records by Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band.
“What a year,” Jason said, accepting his first-ever CMA. He went on to thank his wife for “putting up with my schedule and everything that’s been going on over the past few years.”
He also gave a shout-out to his daughters, who ought to be hitting the hay right about now. “I hope y’all are in bed soon,” he joked.
Featuring the hit ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ as well as a guest appearance from Kelly Clarkson on the track ‘Don’t You Want to Stay,’ ‘My Kinda Party’ is Jason’s fourth album since debuting in 2005. It has sold more than two million copies.
The Georgia native was discovered 13 years ago by producer Michael Knox, whom he thanked at the tail end of his acceptance speech for discovering him at a club in Atlanta and convincing him to follow his Nashville dreams.
“I definitely wouldn’t be here without this guy right here,” he said.