A representative for Jason Aldean confirmed to Westwood One that he is dating former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr. In 2012, Kerr and Aldean were photographed kissing and embracing each other at a bar in Hollywood, California. After the photos surfaced, Jason released a statement to apologize for his actions, citing a "lapse in judgment." In April of 2013, Jason announced that he and his wife Jessica were separating, and he filed for divorce in May of that year. There has been speculation recently that the two were dating after pictures surfaced of Brittany at Jason's shows. A photo posted on TMZ's website shows a woman believed to be her backstage at one of his concerts. (Photo credit: www.usmagazine.com)
Brantley Gilbert has revealed details about his upcoming third studio album. The album will be titled Just As I Am and will be released on May 19. Over the weekend, Brantley called on fans to help him unveil the album's cover art through an interactive Checked.in campaign. The campaign used the hashtag #JustAsIAm to "shoot out" pieces of a diamond plate, before the final image was revealed at www.brantleygilbert.com Gilbert co-wrote all 11 tracks that appear on the new record. A deluxe version of the album will be made available exclusively at Walmart and will include three additional tracks. The new album's lead single "Bottoms Up" recently topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and has sold over 650,000 digital tracks to date.
Performers have been announced for the ACM Week Kick Off Party at The LINQ in Las Vegas on April 3. The event officially kicks off "The Week Vegas Goes Country" and will feature performances by Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Cole Swindell and more. The event will also serve as a preview to the previously announced 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on April 4 and 5. "The Week Vegas Goes Country" leads into the live broadcast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.
Jerrod Niemann will celebrate the release of his new album, High Noon, with performances of the album's Top 10 lead single, "Drink to That All Night," on NBC's Today on March 24 and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on album release day, March 25. Just yesterday, Niemann debuted the third installment of a five-part, mini-movie adventure on www.JourneyToHighNoon.com featuring him as the hero of the High Noon Saloon. Fans can also visit the website today for a Livestream chat and acoustic performance from Jerrod beginning at 9 PM ET.