Brittany Aldean is an open e book. And so is her nation star husband, Jason Aldean.
They share nearly the whole lot on social media, from their lives at residence with their little ones Memphis and Navy to skilled highlights from Aldean’s nation music profession. However with such an unlimited following — Jason has 3.2 million followers and Brittany has 1.8 million — not everybody likes what the Aldeans publish.
Once I caught up with Brittany, we talked about dwelling with that type of criticism, dwelling by way of a pandemic, and dwelling her life understanding that being okay with being sturdy and curvy is what issues most.
CMT.com: This Covid-19 pandemic has hit so many individuals so onerous, and I do know that for nation artists like Jason, it has been one of many hardest years of his profession. However what’s the 12 months been like for you, having him at residence as a substitute of on the street?
Aldean: I’ll say it’s good to overlook somebody sometimes after being collectively all day, day by day, 24,7. (Jason) went on a visit not way back along with his pals, and when he got here residence I used to be like, “Oh, it’s so good to see you.” However I’m so used to him being gone, so it’s been positively totally different. Having two infants, it’s so nice to have the assistance early within the morning, and even at bedtime. We tag crew. So it’s very nice to have a accomplice round, particularly when the infants are this younger.
However you may’t get to used to that, proper? As a result of God keen, Jason will likely be out touring once more in 2021. As you stay up for your individual 2021, has the pandemic given you a brand new mind-set a few literal New 12 months?
I’m excited for the day Jason goes on tour and issues get again to regular, however then I dread the day in a way as a result of when it goes again to regular, I received’t have him residence on a regular basis anymore. I really feel just like the artists and the leisure trade have been hit actually onerous, as a result of concert events are simply one thing that’s simply not occurring. And I believe he’s simply been so prepared for so lengthy to get again on the street. I’m hoping that that turns into regular for his sanity. And I’m going to make extra of an effort to exit on the street just a little bit extra. It’s getting just a little simpler now that the kiddos are getting older. (Memphis is three and Navy is sort of two.) It’s at all times onerous having an toddler on a tour bus. It’s lots of powerful, bumpy roads and late nights.
What do you assume you’ll keep in mind most about dwelling by way of the pandemic, when it’s within the very, very distant previous?
I’ve positively been humbled this 12 months. I believe there’s lots of issues that all of us took with no consideration. So now we’ve realized that having these jobs and alternatives are such a blessing. This 12 months was a pause second for everyone. Initially, it was simply an inconvenience. After which lastly it was like, “Oh no. That is type of a brand new regular.” And it was bizarre and stunning for everyone. I believe by now we’re all simply itching to get again on the market.
The brand new regular for thus many people was to be nonetheless and keep residence. And typically, that meant a couple of extra Covid energy than we’d like. However you’ve been so open about the way you keep wholesome, and your weight loss plan of selection. How did the South Seashore Weight loss plan get you to your completely happy place?
It’s simply quite simple. It’s very low carb and excessive protein, and once you combine in train, you’ve got one thing that’s attainable even when you’re a busy mother. I do know that mother weight can linger for just a little bit, so it’s good to have one thing that’s this simple, as a result of your focus needs to be in your kids. And I’ve simply come to phrases with accepting that your physique does evolve with age, and that’s okay. Being wholesome and robust and curvy is a superb factor.
You and Jason each appear genuinely snug connecting with everybody on social media. Was that intentional, or did it simply occur organically as your fan bases grew?
It’s powerful to say, as a result of it’s type of day-to-day and it is determined by my temper on what I’ll publish. However I really feel like my pores and skin has develop into tremendous thick. Jason’s has too, clearly, as a result of he’s been doing this for a really very long time. We’ve each realized that not everyone seems to be gonna agree with what you do or the way you look or the best way you do your baby’s hair or no matter it could be. I do know individuals are at all times going to seek out a problem with one thing, and I’ve come to the conclusion that that’s simply what it’s. So there’s no cause for me to cease my life. And we’re so grateful for our followers and Jason’s followers who love him and love us by way of a lot, that there’s no cause why we shouldn’t nonetheless be sharing our private lives with them. Simply because some folks say issues that you just don’t need to hear.
Figuring out that, have you ever needed to simply cease studying all of the feedback? Each the great and the unhealthy?
Oh no. We really them learn so much. I’ve gotten so much higher about making an attempt to simply let it go. However with Jason, particularly if it has to do along with his music, it’s simply hurtful. Plenty of instances folks don’t understand that we’re human and truly have emotions. However we’re not going to cease dwelling our lives simply because there are folks on the market who’re impolite.
It’s type of sobering to must take the great with the unhealthy, particularly understanding that Jason is an artist. I believe artistic folks are inclined to take criticism extra personally. Have you ever ever felt that approach?
Once I did American Idol again within the day (in 2012), it was very onerous to face on a platform and settle for private criticism. It’s like, “Okay, I’m right here on the stage for the entire world to let me know what they really feel.” And lots of people aren’t so type, in order that does make it onerous. However I believe Jason and I’ve each been by way of so much and realized so much, so there’s actually not an excessive amount of you would say that we haven’t heard earlier than.
Watch the lyric video for Aldean’s newest single, “Blame It on You.”