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Posted: July 11, 2018

Music City Minute: Jason Aldean, Eric Church

Jason Aldean revealed via Instagram that he and wife Brittany are expecting their second child together!
Jason posted a photo of their seven-month-old son Memphis donning a "Big Brother" onesie with the caption: "Sup everybody. guess who is gonna be a BIG brother!"
Jason and Brittany, who wed in 2015, welcomed baby boy Memphis in December 2017. Jason also has two daughters, Keeley, 15, and Kendyl,10, from his first marriage.

 

Speaking of Jason Aldean PBS featured Jason on their "Breaking Big" series. They went back to his childhood growing up in Macon, Georgia, and featured old photos and interviews with family, friends, and music types.

They spent a lot of time on what it took for him to "break big", obviously… and it's pretty fascinating. They interviewed an educator who said Jason was so serious about music that he practiced 12 hours a day… year after year. 

He started playing clubs at 14, and all the hard work paid off when he began winning talent contests. That talent got him to Nashville and a record deal, but it wasn't overnight success. Thing were constantly changing and Jason explains, "At the time, Nashville was a different game. You had a lot of boy bands that were hot. 

"So, they were trying to make artists look like a boy band member. [I'd] always wore boots and jeans. And [they were like] 'take the hat off'… and I just wasn't that guy, I wasn't comfortable doing that stuff and I was dropped from the label. 

"It was hard, when you get dropped from a record company, you're almost like blacklisted and all the other labels are like 'Something's wrong. He must have got dropped for a reason.'" 

He was pretty sure the dream was over. He told his mom he was thinking of giving it up, and he called his cousin hoping to get hooked up with a factory job in Georgia. But… he had a couple of things to finish up first. 

One of those "things" was a showcase, and he rocked the house so hared that a new label signed him. And then "Hicktown" became a hit and he had a career. (The boy band stuff comes at 10:14. The almost quitting is at 12:35.)

 

Eric Church fans, he has some news dropping in the next couple of days, and he is stirring up excitement for the big reveal with a post to social media.

The superstar is rumored to be releasing a new single tomorrow and he is hinting at a special announcement across social media. Yesterday he simply posted "July 12th - 9:00am EST" in white lettering over a black backdrop via Instagram, while his website homepage features a clock counting down to that day.

Eric hasn’t provided any information on what's coming, leaving it up to fans' imaginations about what to expect. Of course we’re intrigued and trying to figure out if it’s a new single, album or possible tour announcement. 

This is interesting too apparently a radio station in Oklahoma said they saw a video teasing a new single but that it’s since been removed. Luckily we only have to wait until tomorrow to find out the big news! 

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