OFFSTAGE: Nine Minutes With Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean had just been turkey hunting at Luke Bryan’s farm last week. Then, when he was done, he called into a Sacramento radio station and talked about how hot he isn’t. When the DJs at KNCI tell him a lot of women think he’s hot, Aldean shares his theory on why that is. “I think people think musicians or actors or whatever are hot … a lot of times because of what they do,” he says. “If I was walking through the mall eight years ago and had on some shorts and whatever, flip-flops and a T-shirt, I’m pretty sure nobody would really care. So I have to believe that the fact that I’m a singer has got a little bit to do with that.” What say you, readers? Is Aldean hot because he’s Aldean? Or is he just hot no matter what?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.