Jay-Z launches his streaming music service TIDAL at an industry event, #TIDALforall at Skylight in Moynihan Station in New York City. He announces his partnership with 16 other artists, including Beyonce, Madonna, Usher, Rihanna, Butler and Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jack Wright, Chris Martin, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Nikki Minaj, Coldplay and Calvin Harris, who formally sign a declaration of partnership. Tidal is the first service to offer ad-free music, video and editorial content owned by the stars who actually create it. The high quality sound service is available across iOS and Android devices, as well as in Web browsers and desktop players, in the U.S. and 30 other countries. Tidal Premium is $9.99, and Tidal Hifi is $19.99. Alicia Keys:
We come to you with one voice in unity. The first ever artist owned global music and entertainment platform!
Jason Aldean performs Burnin’ it Down from the album Old Boots, New Dirt on The Ellen Show.
Aldean releases his single Burnin’ It Down after he premiers it at his concert in Cleveland.
Sonically, this track definitely feels like something different for me and what I have typically put out as the lead single off my previous albums.I’ve pretty much always gone with a really guitar-driven song that’s pretty in your face, and this is more of a laid-back thing with a really cool groove.
Aldean is a Grammy nominee for Best Country Album for Night Train.
Aldean performs Night Train at the Country Music Awards from his same titled album.
Aldean performs 1994 at the Academy of Country Music Awards from his album Night Train.
The artist releases 1994, from his album, Night Train.
I was a junior in high school in ’94, and Joe Diffie was huge. I remember I went to the Cherry Blossom Street Party in Macon [Ga.], with Kenny Chesney on one stage and Joe Diffie on the other stage, and there was 5,000 people watching Joe Diffie and about 500 watching Kenny Chesney.
Aldean performs My Kinda Party at The People’s Choice Awards from his same titled album.
Aldean performs Take A Little Ride at the Country Music Awards from his album Night Train.
Aldean, Bryan, and Church perform Only Way I Know at the Country Music Awards from Aldean’s album Night Train.
Aldean appears on the cover of People to discuss his life outside of performing. Aldean describes how finds satisfaction from being at his Tennessee home with family.
All four of us are there, and it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. I love the simple stuff that I didn’t always get to do before all this happened.
Aldean performs Big Green Tractor during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote his album Wide Open.
Aldean performs My Kinda Party at the CMA Music Festival from his same titled album.
The artist performs Fly Over States, from his album, My Kinda Party, during the program.
The artist performs Crazy Town, from Wide Open, during the program.
The artist performs his song, Hick Town, from his self titled album, during the program.
The artist performs his song, Wheels Rollin’, from his album, Night Train, during the program.
The artist performs his song, She’s Country, from his album, Wide Open, during the program.
The artist performs My Kinda Party, from his album with the same title, during the show.
The artist performs Tattoos On This Town, from his album, My Kinda Party, during the program.
The artist performs Dirt Road Anthem, from My Kinda Party, during the program.
The artist performs his song, Amarillo Sky, from his self titled album, during the program.
The artist performs his song, Take A Little Ride, from his album, Night Train, during the program.
The artist performs Night Train, from his album with the same title, during the show.
The artist releases his single, Take A Little Ride, from his album, Night Train.
It came in on the last album, but we had all our tempos. I liked it, but we weren’t looking for that type of song at that time. It was one of those songs that just kept hangin’ around, and I was still listening to it two years later, still diggin’ it. At that point it was time to put it on a record.
Aldean performs Fly Over States at the Academy of Country Music Awards from his album My Kinda Party.
The artist releases Fly Over States, from his album, My Kinda Party.
I grew up in Georgia, on the outskirts of Macon, surrounded by a lot of farmland. That’s what I know. For any artist, if you can sing about things you’ve experienced, then you can convey that message to your fans.
(For instance) that song Fly Over States -- I heard those kinds of comments when I was flying out to promote my music. I’d hear businessmen from one of the coasts comment as we flew over some small town, ‘I wonder why anyone would want to live there?’
The artist releases Tattoos On This Town, from My Kinda Party. When asked if he sees himself in the song’s narrative, Aldean replies:
A little bit, yeah. When I was in high school, the night before we graduated, we all met up at our school at midnight and spray-painted our names all over the parking lot. So when all the teachers came back the next day, they had something to remember us by. It was pretty cool. It was like big names, you know? That was what I thought about when I heard that song.
The artist releases Dirt Road Anthem, from his album, My Kinda Party.
It’s different, no doubt. But it still talks about that same sort of rural thing as Amarillo Sky. It just does it in a different way. ( laughs). Being from Georgia, I thought I’d be pretty bad at talking fast. But apparently I’m pretty good at it.
Aldean and Clarkson perform Don’t You Wanna Stay at the Country Music Awards from Aldean’s album My Kinda Party.
The artist releases My Kinda Party, from his album with the same name.
I think the song is that exact song; it is the song that we always look for to launch an album. For us, we want to come out and push the envelope with that first single and get everybody’s attention. It’s like, OK, we’re coming out with a new album and here’s the first single. I think it stands up to the others. Brantley [Gilbert, the song’s writer] actually pitched the song for the last album and we just got it late in the game. At the end of recording every album, we have a handful of songs that we love, and ‘My Kinda Party’ was one of those. We knew if it was around when we cut again we would record it. It’s loud, it’s obnoxious and will get some attention, and that’s what we try to do on this record and with the other albums.
The artist releases The Truth, from Wide Open.
I just fell in love with the song and knew I wanted to cut it. It’s my favorite song on the album.
The artist releases She’s Country, from his album, Wide Open.
Because of how fast the words are, it’s like rapid fire singing. I didn’t know if I could get all the words out. I’m from Georgia and we talk slow down there! The more I listened to it in my car and started singing along with it, then I found the places I could breathe, so I knew I could sing it all the way through. Once that happened, we went in and cut it, and we thought we had something really cool in the studio… but you never know until you put it out there.
The artist releases his song, Laughed Until We Cried, from his album, Relentless.
The artist releases his single, Johnny Cash, from his album, Relentless.The song was originally recorded by Byrd in 2005.
The artist releases his song, Amarillo Sky, from his self titled album.
The artist releases his single, Why, from his self titled album.
The artist releases Hicktown, from his self titled album.
Jason Aldine Williams is born in Macon, Georgia, to Barry and Debbie Williams, who subsequently divorce. Jason is raised equally in Macon, Georgia by his mother, and in Homestead, Florida by his father, which is where he learns to play guitar.