Jason Aldean: “People Are Very Opinionated”

He Is Who He Is -- Like It or Not

Jason Aldean’s new album is called They Don’t Know.

And it sounds like that’s a very apt description of his attitude right now.

“People are very opinionated about things they’re not really aware of,” Aldean tells People magazine. “But at the same time I’m not going to spend all my time defending myself. I am what I am. People that know me or know my situation, they actually know.”

One who does know Aldean well is his wife, Brittany Kerr. But while she loves Aldean, she doesn’t always dig his music.

“I’ll play songs for her, but it’s hard because she’s not a fan of a lot of the stuff I’m a fan of,” he says. “She’s not big into rock music, and that’s one of my biggest influences. She doesn’t get that whole side of it. She’s more hip-hop, R&B, pop stuff,” he explains.

Aldean’s new album, he says, is one that focuses on how good everything is right now.

“Anytime you’re in a place where you can relax and when you’re happy, that’s going to make everything else better.”

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