Jason Aldean has been tearing up the summer on his ‘Burnin’ It Down’ tour and has a new album on the way (“Old Boots, New Dirt”) October 7, but found himself upset when he wasn’t nominated for a CMA Award last week.
He tells Rolling Stone Country, “Obviously it’s disappointing. We’re still out there selling out shows. With maybe the exception of Luke [Bryan], I don’t think there is anybody else out there that is doing the kind of touring numbers that we’re doing. It’s frustrating, man. Things like that are out of your hands.”
But it’s not just his snub that has him upset. “But at the same time, you know, I wasn’t the only one. You look at the New Artist category and who’s in there, and I look at my buddy Tyler Farr, who’s on tour with me coming off of two No. 1s, and I’m going, ‘How can this guy get left out of that deal?’ Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan having ‘This Is How We Roll,’ one of the biggest songs of the year, and not getting a nod for [Musical Event]. I don’t really understand how they come up with that stuff.”
The 48th annual CMA Awards are November 5th.