Jason Aldean Discusses New Album '9' and Reveals the ONE Job He Has on Thanksgiving

November 26, 2019

ACM Artist Of The Decade, Jason Aldean stopped by our RADIO.COM Theater in New York City this week to drop some details about his ninth studio album, appropriately titled 9, on New York's Country 94.7's Kelly Ford

Just in time for Turkey Day, Jason also gave us a little look into what he'll be doing for the holiday.

Country artist Chuck Wicks and Jason's younger sister, Kasi, were recently wed and rather sit them at the kids' table this holiday as Kelly suggested Jason says they are the ones who will be hosting the festivities this year. "Chuck probably needs to be at the kids' table," Jason laughed. "He would DEFINITELY fit in!"

Does that mean Jason will be able to put his feet up and doze on and off while watching football? Nope.

"I usually cook the turkeys. That's usually my contribution," Aldean admits. "I deep fry... I'm from the South. That's the only way we know how to eat 'em!"

Kelly was a little concerned for Jason as he gets ready to mix the evening's spirits with hot oil -- but he quickly put those fears to rest.

"It's actually a really good combo. It works. It's a good system, he laughed. "That's kind of my thing: Eat, drink a little bit, watch football... it's a pretty good combo. You should try it out.

My new album '9' is out today! Give it a listen and let me know your favorite songs! Link in bio

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Speaking about the new album just released, that number "9" sits close to Aldean's heart. It was actually the number on his jersey when he played baseball back in school when he thought that was what he would be doing with his life and Jason continues that tradition to this day. "It's kind of always been a special number to me. I always knew if I ever made nine albums, it was gonna be called ''9', he says. "I just didn't know how long it would take to get there. So, I looked up and here we are. It's been named for a long time."

One of Kelly’s favorite songs on the new album is "Camouflage Hat," so naturally she gifted Jason with his very own camouflage New York’s Country 94.7 hat before playing a round of "Kelly’s Quick Six," asking him a bunch of quick questions like, "Buddy the Elf, or Elf on the Shelf?; 'Christmas Vacation' or 'A Christmas Story'?; Eggnog or hot chocolate?; Real or fake tree?; And even, naughty or nice?

In honor of his album, 9, Kelly added three extra questions to round it all out.

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Jason Aldean's 9 is in stores and streaming now. Watch Kelly's full interview with Jason below!