ACM Artist Of The Decade, Jason Aldean stopped by our RADIO.COM Theater in New York City this week to drop some details about his ninth studio album, appropriately titled 9, and to talk turkey with New York's Country 94.7's Kelly Ford.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Jason gave us a little look into what he'll be doing for the holiday.
Country artist Chuck Wicks and Jason's younger sister, Kasi, recently got married and will be hosting this year. "Chuck probably needs to be at the kids' table," Jason laughs along with Kelly's suggestion as to where to sit the new couple. "He would definitely fit in."
But does that mean Jason will be able to put his feet up and doze on and off while watching football? Nope. Aldean has one job, but it's arguably the most important one. "I usually cook the turkeys. That's usually my contribution," Aldean admits. "I deep fry. I'm from the South. That's the only way we know how to eat 'em."
Kelly was a little concerned for Jason as he gets ready to mix the evening's spirits with hot oil, but he quickly put those fears to rest. "It's actually a really good combo. It works. It's a good system," he laughed. "That's kind of my thing: Eat, drink a little bit, watch football. It's a pretty good combo. You should try it out."
Just a few days removed from releasing his new album, 9, Aldean also shared why the number sits close to his heart. It was the number on his jersey when he played baseball back in school, when he thought that was what he would be doing with his life. It's something that's been special to Jason ever since.
"It's kind of always been a special number to me. I always knew if I ever made nine albums, it was gonna be called '9.'" he says. "I just didn't know how long it would take to get there. So, I looked up and here we are. It's been named for a long time."