Country crooner Jason Aldean will take center stage Saturday at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in the Grande Exposition Hall at 8 p.m.
Aldean, raised in Macon, Ga., is known for his catchy lyrics in songs like, "Johnny Cash," "Hicktown" and "Relentless" as well as his sultry ballads like, "Why," "Back in this Cigarette" and "Laughed Until We Cried." Aldean describes his music as "amped-up with Southern rock and honky-tonk influences.
Aldean appeared in the national spotlight in 2005 when his first single, "Hicktown," was released earlier in the year. He followed up with his first album release in July, self-titled, "Jason Aldean." "Hicktown" hit the charts and reached the Top 10. That album also produced "Why" which peaked at No. 1 on the radio as well as Country Music Television (CMT). "Amarillo-Sky," the second track on the disc, peaked at No. 4.
Aldean earned the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Male Vocalist early on in his career. The platinum "Jason Aldean" has reached over one million sales of the album. Aldean's albums have been released on the independent label, Broken Bow Records.
Aldean's second album, "Relentless," was released in May 2007. "Relentless" contained fan favorites such as "Johnny Cash," "Laughed Until We Cried" and "Do You Wish It Was Me." The inaugural song, "Johnny Cash" peaked at No. 6 while "Laughed Until We Cried" was his fifth top hit release, peaking at No. 5 on Hot Country Songs charts.
Aldean and producer Michael Knox made it a priority in the release of "Relentless" to not repeat themselves. They gave the album a more edgier vibe, described on www.jasonaldean.com as having a "darker side, with a handful of songs about the wake of busted love and sonic textures that are grittier than one normally hears on country radio."
However, the album was almost a disaster when a fire broke out at Nashville's Treasure Isle Studio and nearly ruined the recordings.
The 31 year-old Aldean is married to his high school sweetheart, Jessica and they have two daughters. Keeley was born in 2003 and Kendyl was born just last year in August.
"It was a blessing, to be sure, but one that put the not-yet-happening music career into cold new perspective," Aldean said about the birth of his first child in his online biography. "I basically just started putting in for some jobs back in Georgia. My priorities had changed a little bit. It was more about making sure I had baby formula and diapers at home than it was about me getting a record deal. I was doing what I had to do."
Aldean has a reputation amongst his fans as having a strong stage presence to accompany his strong voice. His fans should look forward to hearing all of their favorite tunes for a country music filled night.
Be sure to check out Jason Aldean on Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Silver Legacy, tickets are still on sale and cost $45, $55 and $65. Tickets can be purchased at the Silver Legacy box office or online at www.silverlegacyreno.com