Every country artist wants to win an Entertainer of the Year award, right? Of course they do. But not all of them will come right out and admit it. So I like it when JASON ALDEAN simply lays his cards on the table.
Jason told the "Tennessean", quote, "That award is something that I hope that I can look back and say, 'You know what? I got one of those, even if it is just one. For me, I put everything I've had into our live shows and tried to build my career around that. If there's one award to me that means anything else, it's that one."
Professionally, Jason had the kind of year that could bring home the big trophy . . . that is if the CMA voters are willing to ignore his adulterous indiscretion with that former "American Idol" chick Brittany Kerr. If they can't, Jason understands.
He says, quote, "I said at SOME point in my career. It doesn't have to be this year. I mean, as much as I think the timing of this could affect that, that's kind of the last thing on my mind right now, too."
CARRIE UNDERWOOD admits she is NOT good with directions. She says, "I remember songs . . . if I listened to them, like, twice, I remember most of the lyrics. [But] I Cannot Find My Way Home, I Can't Point Northeast, Southwest. I Don't Know Where Anything Is."
She adds, quote, "I can find my way to the grocery store and most of the time the mall, but sometimes that's an issue too."
Carrie's crappy sense of direction might be some kind of counter-balance to her brilliance about music. Not just as a performer, though. Carrie has a photographic memory about songs. She says, quote, "I have a brain for music.
"I remember commercials from when I was in kindergarten, I remember songs . . . if I listened to them, like, twice, I remember most of the lyrics. I got it. That's the part of my brain that works."
One more thing: You may recall Carrie recorded a song with AEROSMITH. It's called "Can't Stop Loving You", and it's on their album "Music From Another Dimension", which drops November 6th.
SCOTTY MCCREERY will be on QVC tomorrow at performing songs from his holiday album "Christmas With Scotty McCreery", which came out last week.
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