Multi-platinum country rock star Jason Aldean scored his first three career Grammy nominations last night, tied for the most for country artists going into 2012′s Grammy Awards. He’s up for “Best Country Album” for “My Kinda Party,” “Best Country Solo Performance” for “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “Best Country Duo / Group Performance” for his crossover hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson.
“I was totally stunned last night, and it all happened so fast. I was feelin’ a pretty big adrenaline rush from our performance with Luda, and then to be told we had three nominations was just crazy. We were flying pretty high all night…there was definitely some celebrating on the flight back to Nashville,” says Aldean. “That ‘Album’ nomination is what artists dream of their whole career. And then for both the duet with Kelly and ‘Dirt Road’ to get some recognition, which were both different kinds of songs for us this year, it’s just incredible.”
The nominations were announced during the one-hour “GRAMMY Nominations Concert LIVE!” television special on CBS. Jason earned a standing ovation during the program for his performance of “Dirt Road Anthem,” which recently became a double-platinum hit for the singer. He was joined by fellow Georgia native rapper Ludacris who added in his own verse to the song.
Jason has the number one song in country music right now with “Tattoos On This Town” moving into the top spot on the Mediabase singles chart. It’s the eighth number one of his career, and the fourth consecutive number one single off of Jason’s “My Kinda Party” album.