Jason Aldean on Life in His ’40s: ‘Helluva Lot Different’

by Liz Holland
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Earning a recent Grammy nomination for his “If I Didn’t Love You” track with Carrie Underwood on top of currently playing shows around the US on tour,  country star Jason Aldean is certainly no stranger to being busy. The singer opened up recently about what getting older looks like for him.

Time for His Tots

A dad of four on top of being a successful country artist, Jason Aldean certainly has to make an effort to find balance. Aldean’s eldest children are in their teens, Keeley Ann Williams (18) and Kendyl Williams (14). However, Jason Aldean also has two little ones running around! Aldean’s two youngest children, Navy Rome Williams, and Memphis Aldean Williams are just 2 and 3. While the years between his first two children and his youngest are long, it’s clear Aldean is a family man first. 

Aldean fathered Keeley and Kendyl with his first wife, Jessica Ussery of 11 years. Navy and Memphis came along after Aldean married his wife Brittany Kerr in 2015. While it may have been complex merging the two families at first, Aldean says he can’t imagine life without all of his kids, in a recent interview with People magazine. The country singer opened up, saying, “It’s him [Memphis] and three sisters, so he doesn’t have a chance. I never thought I’d be having kids again at 40, but now I can’t imagine life without them. I was an only child … so having a big family was something I didn’t really have. I love having them all there and just seeing them interact.”

Shifting 40s Priorities

As Jason Aldean has grown in his career, the artist sits in a much better position now than in his 20s when it comes to success. Young musicians often find themselves constantly working and on the road to get their work out to the world, and Aldean was no different.

 On the road for as much as 250 days per year when his two eldest daughters were young, Aldean shares that he missed a lot of things at home back then. Now raising two young kids once again in his 40s, Aldean tells People magazine, “It’s a hell of a lot different. “I’m a lot more settled in my 40s than I was in my 20s. I’m in a different place in life. I don’t feel so much like I’m trying to prove myself every single day and trying to chase this thing that seems so out of reach.”

Aldean’s long-term success is undeniable, his early hard work enabling him to get where he is now. Evidence of this can be found in the fact that Aldean recently received a Grammy nomination for his collaborative track with Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”. 

Overall, Aldean’s life now may look different from his youth, but the star says he has no regrets. “If it all went away tomorrow, I’d be like, ‘My kids are good. It’s been great.’ I got no regrets at all,” Aldean shares. 

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