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"Rising Country Star Jimmy Aldridge Reaches Internet Milestone"

Rising Country Star Jimmy Aldridge Reaches Internet Milestone

Nashville, TN, January 30, 2008 --Country music artist Jimmy Aldridge has reached an internet milestone, reaching over 50,000 listeners on Myspace.com. Over the last few years Myspace has introduced several new musical acts to the national market, and Aldridge is in a position to be next.

Aldridge's music is a combination of neo-traditional country influences and southern rock. Aldridge says he sought out alternatives to traditional music industry marketing when faced with resistance from Nashville elites regarding his style. "They want pop music. I don't do pop, and I'm not going to change to please them when, nowdays, I can go out there and do it myself", Aldridge said.

Aldridge is currently completing a full length independent country album in Nashville, recorded at major studios like The Parlor and The Tracking Room. He has been featured as an acoustic act at the White Elephant Saloon in Ft. Worth, Texas, and Nashville Crossroads in Nashville, TN.

"It's hard to get ahead as an independent artist", Aldridge said. "The hardest part is financing everything yourself, but the internet makes it a lot easier. Now it's possible to get my music in front of thousands of people without spending thousands on advertising.."

Aldridge's most played song on Myspace is "Southern Comfort", a southern rock ballad that has been described by Nashville producer Robin Knuckles as a "country rock anthem". His influences come through, specifically those of southern rockers Lynyrd Skynrd and Marshall Tucker, although his sound is unequivocally original. His first full-length effort is scheduled for release in June of 2008.



Diane Crabtree
Business Manager, Jimmy Aldridge

Jimmy Aldridge
ja34967@yahoo.com - www.music.einnews.com/tennessee/


Jimmy Aldridge, album, 2008

Tracks are available on www.myspace.com/jimmyaldridgenashville,

CD available at CDBaby.com, downloads at iTunes, Napster, Amazon



Jimmy Aldridge is a Nashville Country musician and songwriter with roots in the old school of Outlaw Country and Southern Rock. Growing up as the son of a Detroit autoworker, songs like "Take this Job and Shove It", "One Piece at a Time", and "White Lightning" were always running through the 8-track in his dad's pickup truck. He picked up a guitar at the age of 17, with the intention of writing original songs from the start. His influences include Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Johnny Cash, to name a few. Upon returning from Alaska from a contract job in 2005, he came to Nashville to pursue a music career. He has just released an independent full length album, with the help of a few good friends on Music Row.

Jimmy's self-titled debut features 8 songs that redefine the Outlaw Country genre for the 21st Century. Recorded at Music Row studios such as The Parlor and The Tracking Room, the CD has a sound somewhere between contemporary Nashville and Texas honky-tonk. Aldridge intends to support his freshman release through digital marketing and live performance, and regularly plays at several Nashville venues, in addition to having played a major venue concert at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Getting noticed in Nashville is a difficult task, but Aldridge has proven time and time again that he's up to the job, and worthy of the working-class roots he holds dear.

Jimmy's played with many major Nashville pickers, and they're all on board. His current release features Mike Daily (George Strait), Bobby Terry (Trace Adkins, Lonestar), Danny Parks (Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith), and Buddy Hyatt (George Jones, Lee Greenwood). Buddy Hyatt described the sessions this way: "Everyone loves to jam Jimmy's tunes because it's a break from the same old thing, it's fun, it's good, and it's different!". Aldridge has become quite an accomplished picker himself, and plays every guitar part on his cover of George Jones' "Tennessee Whiskey", including the Dobro. The group of musicians in his band are some of the best in Nashville, and assembling them wasn't hard. All it took was a phone call from producer Buddy Hyatt and a listen to one of Jimmy's self-recorded demos, and it was time to get into the studio and throw down!

Aldridge is currently writing for a new CD, while supporting his current release. His plans include the pursuit of writing deals with major artists in addition to his own ambitions. In his own blue-collar words: "I do this because I love it. I had a job working on cars for years, because I love that, too. But I always took care of the boss. So now I'm trying to find a new job, just instead of working for the local Ford dealer, I'll be 'Working for MCA', to quote Ronnie Van Zant!"