Jason Aldean has noticeably shown a slimmer physique since 2019, and he has managed to keep the weight off three years later.
The 46-year-old country music superstar recently received a phone call from the Big D & Bubba Show and opened up about the changes he made over the years to his health regimen and lifestyle.
Says He’s Motivated To Lose Weight After See Recent Photos Of Himself
Reflecting on his initial decision to drop the weight, Aldean told co-hosts of the radio show Derek Haskins (Big D) and Sean Powell (Bubba) that he became motivated to shed some pounds after catching a glimpse of his body shape in pictures.
“I saw a couple of pictures a couple of years ago, and I was just like, what is going on right now? I’ve got to get it together,” the father of four shared. “And so I just really started to focus on it a little bit and just try to get myself back into a little bit better shape. It’s still not great, but it’s better.”
Aldean hasn’t been alone in his journey to keep his weight off, though. He admits that his wife, Brittany Aldean, continues to play a large role in keeping her country-singing husband in tip-top shape.
Haskins and Powell pressed Aldean about his personal habits, asking him what kind of changes they should make themselves to achieve the same weight-loss results as Aldean.
Jason Said His Wife Brittany “Eats Pretty Healthy”
Aldean said, “Just marry somebody where every time you’re in there about 10:00 p.m. at night getting ready to eat something, they’re like telling you not to. You know what I mean?”
“She slaps your hand at the fridge?” the co-hosts questioned of Brittany, half-jokingly.
“No, no. She’s just my wife. She eats pretty healthy. And I think, for me, I just kind of fall into that. I’m like, ‘Okay, well we’re eating fish tonight. Okay, cool. We’re eating, yeah, fish tonight. Okay, cool.’ So honestly, it’s just that, and just trying to be more active,” Aldean said. “Just getting out, trying to, I don’t know, play golf or do just whatever.”
Previously Opened Up About His Weight Loss Journey In 2020
Aldean has previously visited his weight loss journey. In 2020, he caught up with ABC News, as reported by Good Morning America, where he revealed that he kick-started his routine to achieve a slimmer self with a 90-minute meeting with a nutritionist.
“Being on the road, you just fall into this groove of just eatin’ like crap all the time,” Jason Aldean said. “[Eating] at the wrong time of day … when you come offstage at night. And so I just went and met with the guy.”
“The biggest thing was I didn’t eat enough. I was eating way later than I should have. So, I just worked out a little bit and started eating way more than I ever did before,” the Georgia native, who manages his weight with lots of protein and veggies and minimal carbs added. “All of the sudden, [my] metabolism fired back up. I’ve always been pretty thin, and then you start getting close to 40, and all of a sudden, it just stops working. For me. I’m back more to [what] my normal size would be now.”
Aldean, who recently released his newest single, “Tough Crowd” also opened up about the track that plays out as a tribute song to his fans – the Aldean Army.
He also talked about the lengths fans go through to see a live show by their favorite artists.
“It’s more than the ticket. It’s gas these days. Gas to get there, and hotels and flights. And then once you get in, they come in and buy a couple shirts, and they’re buying drinks and all this stuff. I mean, it’s a big undertaking. A lot of money for people to show up and come to a show,” Aldean acknowledged.
Jason Aldean continued, “We don’t take that lightly, you know, look out, and you see this arena full of people or whatever. And it’s a really cool thing, man. So this was a song for me that was just a shout-out to the fans and just thanking them for everything and just from our point of view, looking out and seeing them and how cool it is and what we see from the stage. And just a really cool song, man. So I’m glad we got a chance to cut this thing and get it out a little bit.”
Aldean performed “Tough Crowd” at the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards, which took place at The Star in Frisco, Texas, on Thursday (May 11).
Highway Desperado Tour
On July 14, Aldean will hit the road for his 41-city headlining trek, the Highway Desperado Tour.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour begins at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY, and continues through October 28, where it will wrap with a final show at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL.