He’s “a rock star in a cowboy hat” who “brings the rock to country,” as Radio.com’s panel of experts describe ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean. “He pushes boundaries and gets rewarded for it.”

Get the latest insight and insider information on Jason’s music and career, and find out what led to his nomination, in this installment of Inside the Entertainer of the Year.

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Our panel of experts included Marci Braun and Drew Walker of Chicago’s US99.5; Dr. Don, Rachael Hunter, and Steve Grunwald of Detroit’s 99.5 WYCD; The Boot‘s Beville DunkerleyGrady Smith of Entertainment Weekly; and Radio.com’s Annie Reuter and Kurt Wolff.

See all Inside the Entertainer of the Year profiles on Radio.com 

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