Talk:Jason Aldean

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Old comments[edit]

Woah! Isn't this something notable? This article claims the guy is a successful recording artist? Should we really be speedying it. I can see there's plenty of work needs doing to clean it up, but that doesn't make it speedyable, does it? James James 13:31, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

  • That info is not mentioned in the article. From what I know of all of the deletion guidelines, the article itself is supposed to provide evidence of the subject's importance. Perhaps a speedy is a bit over-zealous (I am a deletionist so please excuse me!), but the article is really not very encyclopedic as it stands. I mean, "wife and kid" type of info is hardly what you look up in an encyclopedia is it? I'll give this some time for cleanup, but in its current state I genuinely think it merits deletion. Zunaid 13:58, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
    Well, the article says he is a recording artist who has had a successful album and a couple of hit singles, which a bit of googling reveals to be the truth. I have cleaned it up into a serviceable stub. Have a look at it now. If you think it is fit for deletion, enter it for AfD. I think it would be sure to fail and you'd likely meet some opposition for even nominating it, but it's up to you. Wife and kid info is common in our articles, I think. Most biographies mention the existence of a family. There's no call for more detail than that though, I agree. Please don't put any more similar articles up for speedy unless you're certain that they are eminently deletable -- we're supposed to be building an encyclopaedia, not ripping it apart ;-) -- and I do ask you to show more consideration to the creators of articles, particularly when they are editors in good faith. A note on the creator's page, asking about "notability", would have been a good way to approach this. James James 23:51, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Asphalt cowboy[edit]

I removed "Asphalt Cowboy" because I never, ever heard it on the radio and because the video for "Amarillo Sky" aired on CMT, I figured that "Asphalt Cowboy" would be out but it wasn't so I removed it, if anyone can give proof that it will be a single, they are welcome to add it back after "Amarillo Sky". Faris b 06:21, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, we've solved that problem... "Armadillo Amarillo Sky" just finished its chart run, and his follow-up is a song called "Johnny Cash", which is the lead-off for a second, yet-un-named album Relentless. So no "Ashpalt Cowboy". TenPoundHammer 16:50, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I'm glad, I didn't really like that song anyway. Thanks, Faris b 18:04, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Copyedit[edit]

Pop 100 chart[edit]

I do not believe it's needed on the page. Afterall, this is COUNTRY music isn't it? Vala M 18:46, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

True, but if it can be verified that a country artist hit the Pop 100, then it belongs, at least in my opinion. It's very common for country songs to chart on the Pop 100. Ten Pound Hammer(((ActionsWords))) 17:45, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

There's not much more about him that needs to be on here. All the adult life has been added as far as i know, and so the adult life section might as well become the personal life section, since it pretty much tells the personals, or merge it into another section. Also, i'd like to split the discography from the artist's page, and put it on a separate page. I already made a discography page for the artist, and i was told to wait three or four days for any objection. User:Ryanbstevens —Preceding undated comment was added at 21:47, 12 February 2009 (UTC). healso toured with Grechen Wilison. Well, there was no objection, and i waited four days, and so i splited it. February 16, 2009 User:Ryanbstevens —Preceding undated comment was added at 23:35, 16 February 2009 (UTC).

His Father?[edit]

In the Early Life section it says that his parents divorced when he was three and that he was raised primarily by his mother. The following paragraphs are his father this, his father that during childhood years. Was that his father or did his mother remarry or did he live that closely that he went to his father's house every day?

I read an interesting quote in People Magazine that Aldean hasn't read a book in twenty years. I thought that was quite an astounding admission.Mylittlezach (talk) 01:21, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Birth name / legal name[edit]

On the divorce papers filed by his attorney, his name is given as simply Jason Williams (no middle name). Has the article's source for his birth name been checked by anyone besides the person who added the name? --anon. 71.183.134.164 (talk) 19:56, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

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I also think that it is insulting to say that Williams is too generic. Paul Williams and Billy D. Williams would beg to differ. I knew Nashville would get confused and think it was the other...and Aldean was a cool sounding name, so I said lets go with that. truthman633 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.192.87.40 (talk) 19:39, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Proposed edits[edit]

There a few minor changes that need to be made, Jason wrote his first songs with Savannah based writer Robert Willis, he had help putting that first album together from Monte C. Willis, Founder of Encore Music Group. Encore had 5 number 1 hits before selling out to Warner. It was Monte who suggested the name change and who introduced Jason to several hit Nashville songwriters among them Keith Follose. You will find both Robert and Monte's name on that first album.


Aldean chose his stage name, at the suggestion of a family friend who noted there was already a fairly well known artist Jason D. Williams in Nashville trying to get a deal and that it could cause confusion.

Jason's first time performing in Nashville was at the Douglas Corner Cafe, he was the last artist to step up to the mike. The crowd had been been paying little attention to the various singers and songwriters who had graced the stage that night. Then Jason started singing one of his original tunes. A regular at the cafe recalled recently, "The entire audience stopped talking or whatever they were doing an you could hear a pin drop, we didn't know what it was, but we knew something was special about this kid". Truthman633 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Truthman633 (talkcontribs) 01:46, 14 May 2015‎

Truthman633, do you have any reliable sources for this information so others can verify it? -- GB fan 01:59, 14 May 2015 (UTC)