OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean Gets Film Role

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

There’s no official word on which role Jason Aldean will play in the new movie Sweetwater. Just that he will definitely be in it.

The film’s story is set in 1886 New Mexico Territory and is about a young widow — played by the super glamorous Mad Men star January Jones — who sets out to avenge her husband’s murder with the help of the local town sheriff.

So maybe Aldean will play a bad guy. Or the sheriff’s sidekick. Or Jones’ new love helping her cope with her loneliness. Or maybe he’ll just play an extra sitting at a bar in town. Whatever it is, I cannot wait to see how he does on the silver screen.

I wondered about Tim McGraw when he kicked off his acting career in Friday Night Lights, and he proved successful. McGraw turned out to be just as good of an actor as he is a singer. Think Aldean will do the same?