This has been the WORST year I can remember in years of being stricken with one type of flu bug or another. Very weak today, but it’s “Suck It Up, Buttercup” and get the job done….Think I’ll walk up to Walt and give him a great big hug!!
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE DAY: JASON ALDEAN
Jason Aldean was born Feb. 28, 1977, and raised by his mother in Macon, Ga., with summers spent with his father in Homestead, Fla. Inspired by a country music awards show on TV, 14-year-old Aldean decided to try performing, so his mother arranged for him to sing two songs at the VFW Hall in Macon. After that, he began performing at area talent contests and local fairs. At 15, he joined the house band at the Macon nightspot Nashville South. A year later, he bought his first vehicle with money he’d earned singing, a 1985 Toyota pickup with a rusted-out tailgate. By the time of his high school graduation, he decided to pursue music full-time. Aldean released his self-titled debut album for the label in 2005. Hits included “Hicktown,” “Why” and “Amarillo Sky.”
Thanks to rain and wind machines, Jason Aldean got drenched while shooting the music video for his current single, “The Truth,” at the Drake Motel in Nashville. The special effects add to the impact of the song written by Brett James and Ashley Monroe.
“It’s probably the most country-sounding song we’ve put out so far,” Aldean told CMT Insider during an interview at the video shoot. The serious nature of the lyrics also sets it apart from some of Aldean’s previous hits, such as “She’s Country” and “Big Green Tractor.”
“I don’t know that we’ve ever put out a song really like this one,” he noted. “We just felt like it was time. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album.”
Describing the song as “one of those relationship-gone-bad kind of things,” Aldean added, “It kind of talks about a guy who’s going through a hard time and just didn’t really want anybody to know what’s really going on. He’s a wreck, pretty much.”
In the video, Aldean is in deep thought while sitting beside the motel’s swimming pool as a storm arrives.
“I’m trying to get an acting gig on CSI or something like that, so we’ll see how that works out,” he laughed. “I’m a singer, definitely not an actor, so I just follow directions. I’m working with [directors] Robert Deaton and George Flanigen, who are two of the best in the business as far as shooting videos. I just kind of listen to whatever they tell me to do.”
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