Jason Aldean was performing at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night, when a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers, killing over 50 people and injuring over 500. Aldean was able to flee the scene and escape injury. He took to Instagram after the incident to send out his thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the shooting. He also posted a photo, which read, “Pray for Las Vegas.”
Aldean has been apart of the country music scene since 2005. Many of his songs hit the number one spot on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay, with 19 songs reaching the top spot, while eight other songs made the top 10. He has released seven albums, and is a multi-time platinum recording artist, selling millions of records in his career.
Let’s look and see how much money Jason Aldean has accumulated over the years…
Jason Aldean Net Worth as of 2017: $80 Million
Aldean has earned himself $80 million during his 12 years in the country music industry. He pursued a childhood dream, and it paid off big-time. He began his band right as a high school kid, working his way to become the country music rockstar that he is today. Let’s take a look at Aldean’s road to riches…
2005 – 2010
After spending years going from label to label without much success, Jason Aldean finally hit it big with his self-titled debut album in 2005. Two years later that album was certified platinum. Aldean reached his first number one hit single with that album, with the song “Why” hitting the top spot of the Hot Country Songs chart.
In 2006, Aldean earned the title of “Top Male Vocalist” at the ACM Awards. His next album, Relentless, was also certified platinum.
Aldean received his second number one hit in 2009, with the single “She’s Country” off of his third studio album Wide Open. This album inspired a live DVD titled Wide Open Live & More. He was later nominated for 3 CMT Awards for Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, and CMT Performer of the Year.
His next album, My Kinda Party was certified quadruple platinum.
2011 – Present
Jason Aldean won the 2011 CMA award for Album of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year with “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” his duet song with Kelly Clarkson.
In 2013, Aldean co-hosted the 2013 CMT Music Awards. He opened the event with Lenny Kravitz, as they both sang “American Woman.”
Aldean released his next hit single, “Burnin’ It Down” in 2014. The single reached number one on both Hot Country Songs and County Airplay charts.
In 2016, Aldean was awarded the title of “Entertainer of the Year” at the ACM Awards.
The famed country singer was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when gunfire broke out. He sent out his regards and prayers to everyone involved in the shooting.