Source Material: Jason Aldean, 'My Kinda Party'
by Rob Harvilla | July 26, 2011
Despite looking suspiciously like Bam Margera, Jason Aldean is the hottest dude in country right now, and has been since the November 2010 unveiling of My Kinda Party, his fourth album of pop country shine expertly crossed with surly hard rock spit. He contains multitudes: fiery guitar-rock anthems, goopy Kelly Clarkson duets, strident hick-hop excursions, and tender AOR odes to various red states and the women he's lusted after while driving through or flying over 'em. Here, a look at the various dirt roads that led him to the brink of country superstardom, and the anthems he absorbed along the way.