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Idol Contestant Apologizes for 'Lapse in Judgment' with Jason Aldean | Jason Aldean

Brittany Kerr Apologizes for Inappropriate Pictures with Jason Aldean

Originally posted 10/02/2012 10:55AM

PEOPLE Country cover star Jason Aldean is now not the only one apologizing after photos were published online of him cozying up to season 11 American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr.

Kerr has also issued a mea culpa, saying, "The actions I portrayed recently were not a representation of my true character, but a lapse in judgment on my part," reports TMZ.com.

"I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone that has been affected by this, including my friends & family," she went on to say.

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Jason Aldean Says He 'Screwed Up' After Inappropriate Photos Hit the Web | Jason Aldean

UpdatePosted 10/01/2012 01:10PM

Jason Aldean Apologizes After Photo Scandal

Originally posted 10/01/2012 10:55AM

Jason Aldean is apologizing to his fans after photographs of the country singer appeared online over the weekend.

Aldean – a married father of two – was photographed cozying up to season 11 American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr at The Den in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, TMZ reports.

The "My Kinda Party" singer, 35, who has been married to his high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery since 2001 and has two daughters Keeley, 9, and Kendyl, 5, issued an apology to his fans via Twitter on Sunday.

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Miranda Lambert to Perform at CMA Awards | Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert to Perform at CMA Awards

Originally posted 10/01/2012 08:00AM

The Country Music Association's reigning female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert will defend her title on stage at Nov. 1's 46th Annual CMA Awards.

The CMA tells PEOPLE exclusively that Lambert, 28, will perform on the live broadcast from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The Texas native is also in the running for album of the year, music video of the year and song of the year for "Over You," a nomination she shares with her co-writer and husband, two-time male vocalist of the year Blake Shelton.

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PHOTO: Jason Aldean Gets a (Furry) Fan's Tongue Wagging | Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean Gets a (Furry) Fan's Tongue Wagging

Originally posted 09/14/2012 09:00AM

Jason Aldean opened the doors of his sprawling Tennessee home – from his den's wall-of-fame to his on-site party barn – in the October issue of PEOPLE Country.

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Jason Aldean Shares His Favorite Moment as a Dad

Jason Aldean Shows Off His Softer Side

Originally posted 09/07/2012 09:00AM

Jason Aldean is known for his hard-rocking, high-energy stage show, but at home on his 18-acre Tennessee spread, the country star rocks a different kind of role – as a dad.

There, life is all about family dinners (favorites include wife Jessica's mac and cheese) and bedtime tickle fights with his daughters Keeley, 9, and Kendyl, 5.

"It's my one of my favorite parts of the day," says Aldean, 35, of tucking his girls in at night.

The Macon Ga., native – who just earned a CMA nomination for entertainer of the year – opens the doors to his 5,000 square foot home in PEOPLE Country's new cover story.

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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean Among Top CMA Nominees | Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean Among Top CMA Nominees

Originally posted 09/05/2012 09:05AM

It was a double-barreled morning for Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean on Wednesday, as the country stars appeared on Good Morning America to reveal the nominees in the top five categories for the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards.

Among the names they announced were their own – in the category of male vocalist. Aldean is also up for entertainer of the year, and Bryan is also in the running for album of the year, for his Tailgates & Tanlines.

Taylor Swift is the one woman who made it into the race for entertainer of the year. Besides Aldean, the other nominees are Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton

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CMA Nominations: Live from Times Square!

Originally posted 09/05/2012 08:15AM

Who says there's no country air in Times Square?

Manhattan is set to twang Wednesday morning with a little help from Jason Aldean, when the country superstar announces nominees in five Country Music Association Award categories during the 8:30 a.m. segment of ABC's Good Morning America – and you can see it streamed live here. (Watch video above.)

Lady Antebellum was meant to have joined Aldean Wednesday for the announcement, only the group was kept from reaching New York on account of bad weather, member Hillary Scott Tweeted Tuesday – "but we'll be tuned in to @GMA tomorrow morning with you!"

The rest of the roster will be revealed later Wednesday morning, from the nearby B.B. King Blues Club and Grill.

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Jason Aldean Likes His Odds in Vegas | Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean Likes His Odds in Vegas

Originally posted 03/31/2012 01:25PM

He's got a one-in-five shot to take home the biggest trophy of the night Sunday at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, and that's good enough for Jason Aldean.

"Out of all country artists, there's only a handful of us that get a crack at entertainer of the year, so to be one of those is pretty cool," says the "Flyover States" singer. "It's an honor to be nominated, but I'll go on record right now saying I want to win."

Aldean adds: "I come from a sports background, so I don't come to the game to sit on the bench, I want to play!"  

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Liam Hemsworth and KISS to Present at ACM Awards | Kiss, Gene Simmons, Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth and KISS to Present at ACM Awards

Originally posted 03/30/2012 08:00AM

Taking a break from Hunger Games mania, Liam Hemsworth is scheduled present at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.

The actor will join stars including Taylor Swift, LL Cool J, KISS and Sugarland, who are also slated to present at the show, which airs on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood are among the country superstars scheduled to perform.

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How Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Feasted Before the CMT Artists of the Year Show | Brad Paisley, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift

Celebrity Diners Club

CMT Artists of the Year: What Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Ate

Originally posted 12/13/2011 10:05AM

How do country's biggest stars prep for the CMT Artists of the Year show? With some southern-style cooking, of course!

This year's crop of honorees – Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean – all chowed down on a feast prepared by Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard prior to the show, which airs Tuesday (9 p.m. ET on CMT).

"For the dinner, I wanted to show my style of cooking but have influence from the artists and Nashville," Izard told PEOPLE of the three-course meal, complete with wine pairings. (See the full menu below.)

Using notes from each musician, the Top Chef winner created a meal tailor-made for the stars.

"Taylor Swift loves sausage and gravy from Cracker Barrel, so we did mini biscuits with goat and pork gravy," Izard, who owns the Chicago restaurant the Girl & the Goat, said. (She also personally met Swift because, Izard explains, "All of the young guys that work for me would have been disappointed had I not!")

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