Jason Aldean is saving face by admitting to inappropriate behavior in a California bar last week.
The Macon-born country star — married since 2001 to his high school sweetheart and dad to the couple’s two daughters — was snapped getting cozy with a woman identified as former “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr at a bar in Los Angeles. TMZ has photos, if you’re interested.
Instead of lying about his lapse in judgment or shirking the issue, Aldean took the proactive route and posted a message to fans on his Facebook page:
“Hey Guys – I wanted to talk to you directly, so you were hearing the truth from me and not just reading allegations made about my personal life on gossip web sites.
The truth is that I screwed up. I had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar. I left alone, caught the bus to our next show and that’s the end of the story. I ultimately ended up embarrassing my family and myself. I’m not perfect, and I’m sorry for disappointing you guys. I really appreciate being able to work through this privately with my family and for all your continued support.”
Aldean, who has been on a wild ride of success since his “My Kinda Party” broke through in a big way last year, has a new album, “Night Train,” coming Oct. 16.
Do you think this public misstep will affect his standing in the country community?
By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene