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Jason Aldean has had a fantastic year and will be celebrating tomorrow night on CMT’s Artists of the Year.  Aldean caught up with USA Today and talked about his amazing year as well as his fellow CMT Arists of the Year that are also being honored.  Click HERE to see full interview. 

Jason Aldean on fellow Artists of the Year Honorees:

Kenny Chesney

“Kenny, to me, has set the bar for everyone else. He’s the guy we all want our careers to be patterned after.”

Lady Antebellum

“To see Lady Antebellum go from our opening act to just exploding like they have has been fun to watch. I’m really excited for them and proud of them.”

Brad Paisley

“Brad has taken over that Vince Gill (role), where he’s not only a talented entertainer/musician, he’s also this personality. He’s hosting the CMA Awards show, which Vince did for a long time. It probably ain’t something that I could pull off, so having somebody that can is pretty cool.”

Taylor Swift

“Taylor has gone out and brought a whole new fan base to our world. All these teenage girls that might not have listened to country before, she has brought them all into our genre. Nobody else is really doing that.”