Speaking to a group of reporters, the country star says that he has “done everything he can” to secure the nomination, but it just didn’t happen – leaving him “disappointed”.
The current reigning Academy of Country Music ‘Entertainer of the Year’, Jason Aldean has been one of the most prominent and biggest country superstars this last year, and took home multiple awards from the most recent ACM Awards, but admits that he was expecting to be snubbed by the CMA nominations.
“I’ve learned not to assume anything at this point,” Aldean revealed to several Nashville reporters. “Things are gonna happen if they’re gonna happen. There’s nothing I can go do that’s gonna magically get us nominated next year, or the year after that.”
“At this point I feel like I’ve gone out and done everything I can do to put ourselves in a position to be there, and people either vote for you or they don’t.”
But, Aldean doesn’t just leave it at that, he calls out the CMAs for being drastically different than the ACMs, and expresses that the voting system is a confusing thing that nobody understands, adding “it’s not just this year; it seems to be that way a lot over the years.”
As it turns out, Aldean has not been nominated for any CMA Awards this year and that left a poor taste in his mouth, and really upset many fans and industry experts due to his incredible work this last year.
He reveals that when he saw he wasn’t nominated he was “disappointed” but added that he was excited to be celebrating his big win at the ACM’s.
What are your thoughts on this year’s CMA nominations? Do you agree with them?
Watch the video below of Aldean’s 2016 chart-topping song “Lights Come On”.