Born in Macon, Georgia, Jason Aldine Williams was from a split home from the time he was three. He lived with his mom in Macon, but visited his father in Homestead, Florida. It was his dad who taught him to play the guitar by mapping out chords for him to practice each day while he was at work.
Jason became very adept at the guitar and could pick up songs after hearing them a few times. His parents supported his desire to play music and by age fourteen, he wanted to be a performer. Because his mother supported him, she was able to get him the opportunity to play at the Macon VFW. When he reached fifteen, he was a member of a band playing at Nashville South.
After graduation from high school, Jason and his band played around Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. He and Justin Weaver, a member of the band, began writing lyrics together. These original songs attracted Michael Knox of Warner-Chappell music company and Jason signed with them and moved to Nashville in 1998. He was twenty-one years old at the time. Through several failures, Jason decided he would only give his career a few more months before moving back to Macon.
During this time he was picked up by Broken Bow Records and things turned around for him. Under the stage name Jason Aldean, there are currently four albums. His debut album and "Wide Open" are platinum according to the RIAA. Six of the twelve singles he has released made it to number one on the country charts. Most notably are "Why," "Big Green Tractor," "Don't You Wanna Stay," "The Truth," "She's Country," and "Dirt Road Anthem."