Jason Aldean’s ‘Party’ Reaches Two Million Guests
Jason Aldean's latest album, 'My Kinda Party,' has been certified double platinum, with more than two million copies sold. The milestone is a first for the singer, whose combined album sales total more than five million sold in the U.S. alone. The 'Tattoos on This Town' singer admits that news of the two million-mark -- making 'My Kinda Party' the biggest country seller of the year so far -- was unexpected.
"It's always been a big dream of mine to have platinum albums, but this double platinum thing snuck up on me," says Jason. "It is beyond anything I could have dreamed or expected. It takes a whole lot of people to make it happen ... from songwriters to the label, to radio to my band and road crew. I just can't tell you how thankful I am, and also how much respect I have for all the hard work that went into this project."
Jason acknowledges that persistence and a driven work ethic have paid off in the long run, specifically with his wildly successful headlining My Kinda Party tour. "I've been working my tail off out on the road for years building my career," he says. "And up until last week, it felt like if you hadn't been to one of the shows, maybe you didn't know what was happening. It feels like I've finally been invited to the party, and it feels incredible to have your friends and peers pat you on the back and recognize the work that's gone into the last year."
With his headlining tour and strong album sales, Jason has a lot of momentum going into the upcoming awards season. As reported last week, Jason has five CMA nominations, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year categories. He is also in the running for Male Vocalist of the Year and Single and Musical Event of the Year for his three-week No. 1 smash, 'Don't You Wanna Stay,' his duet with pop star Kelly Clarkson.
Jason continues his current headlining duties through the end of October. Click here for tour dates and ticket information.