American music star Jason Aldean performs at 52nd annual CMA Awards
American music star Jason Aldean has won a lot of awards, but he admits that the CMA entertainer of the year award is on his bucket list.
Jason Aldean performs "Drowns the Whiskey" with Miranda Lambert, left, at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. [Photo: AP/ Charles Sykes]
"It's the Entertainer of the Year, who doesn't want that. The CMAs, it's been a little tougher for me to crack over here for whatever reason. We've been nominated quite a few times for it, but never pulled it off and won it. But I am also a firm believer in those things happen when it's supposed to happen. And it hasn't been our time up to this point and that's been fine. We got another crack at it this year, which we haven't had in a while, so it's nice to be back in that category."
On a lighter note, Aldean says that since he opened his new bar downtown within walking distance of the CMA Awards, he has a good plan for post-CMA celebrations.
Keith Urban says he likes to change it up every year for post-CMA celebrations.
"It's always different. It's always different. Sometimes you're like starving so you go hit a burger joint or something. We just had a Shake Shack just open near us, so I'm going to hit that."
Urban will be returning to his home country, Australia, and planning a new tour in Europe next year.
He also says audiences have really embraced country music in Australia and other countries.