Jason Aldean Won’t Be Attending the 2022 GRAMMY Awards
Five-time GRAMMY nominee Jason Aldean is once again vying for a trophy during “Music’s Biggest Night,” the upcoming 64th Annual…
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Five-time GRAMMY nominee Jason Aldean is once again vying for a trophy during “Music’s Biggest Night,” the upcoming 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, however, the Georgia native says he won’t be attending the show.
In a recent interview with Music Mayhem, the “Trouble With A Heartbreak” singer revealed he’s sitting it out this year.
“I’m not going just simply for the fact that there are so many categories on that show that a lot of them aren’t even aired on TV,” Aldean explained. “They’ll kind of read them out before the show or whatever. And I could be wrong, but I don’t think they’re going to air that on TV, so I’m not going to go, but it was cool [to be nominated].”
Aldean is currently nominated for Best Country Duo/ Group Performance for “If I Didn’t Love You,” his multi-week, chart-topping duet with fellow country superstar, Carrie Underwood.
The Georgia native shared that winning a GRAMMY is definitely on his “bucket list,” especially after earning five nods throughout his career.
“Obviously, those nominations are really hard to get,” Aldean acknowledged. “And then on top of that, they’re even harder to win because it’s just, I don’t know, you’ll have somebody that’s maybe mainstream up against somebody that’s not, and sometimes the more underground [artist] will win. So it’s kind of all over the board a little bit.”
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“If I Didn’t Love You” was a massive hit for the pair. Not only did it top the charts at country radio, but it also earned the title of Country Song of the Year at the recent iHeartRadio Music Awards and Single of the Year at the ACM Awards.
“I feel like this song’s been a really big one for us this year and we got as good a shot as anybody so we’ll see what happens,” Aldean continued, adding “Carrie must be the X-Factor” if they take home the award.
While Aldean won’t be attending this year’s GRAMMY Awards, Underwood will be there as she was recently announced to perform during the broadcast, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network.
Jason Aldean is set to release GEORGIA, the second part of his double album, MACON, GEORGIA, on April 22.
The 34-city run kicks off on July 15 in Scranton, PA.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.