During the taping of CMT Artists Of The Year on Monday in Nashville, Jason Aldean was supposed to be singing his new #1 single “Tattoos On This Town” with Hank Williams Jr. After just singing one verse together, however, Hank Jr. walked out and they taped the performance as a solo with Jason and his band.
In an interview with HitFlix backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert, Jason finally had the chance to respond to the incident:
“I think when it comes to Hank, the only thing that you can predict about Hank is that he’s unpredictable,” he says. “I’m still a huge fan. He’s one of my idols, one of the guys that I grew up listening to. I’m a huge fan and, you know, it was a little weird, but it’s Hank Jr., what are you going to say?”
Jason is up for three Grammys next year, including his first time being nominated for a Grammy in his career. The Georgia native is up for Best Country Album for “My Kinda Party,” Best Country Solo Performance for “Dirt Road Anthem,” and his duet with Kelly Clarkson on “Don’t You Wanna Stay” earned him a nomination for Best Country Duo / Group Performance.