and Kay West
August 29, 2011 12:00 PM

>JASON ALDEAN

THE BEST PLACE TO VACATION IS …

The Redneck Riviera on the Florida Panhandle.

I KILL TIME ON THE TOUR BUS BY …

Playing Xbox and watching horror movies. I’m on a bus with six other guys, so we don’t get scared.

THE LAST GIFT I GAVE MY WIFE WAS …

A new diamond ring for our 10-year anniversary on Aug. 4. It’s definitely an upgrade from the $700 ring I started with when I proposed.

IT’S TIME FOR NEW JEANS WHEN …

You split the old ones in the crotch. I wear Wranglers and have about 15 pairs of stage jeans. I’ve probably had most of them five years. I get a lot of miles out of them.

THE SECRET TO THE PERFECT COWBOY HAT IS …

Knowing how to shape it to look good on your head and your face. There’s nothing worse than seeing people who buy a hat, just stick it on their heads and think it looks good. It doesn’t.

RIGHT BEFORE I GO ONSTAGE I …

Take a shot of Patrón Silver [tequila] with the band. It’s high-functioning alcohol.

I WISH I’D WRITTEN …

Hell, right now I wish I had written [my latest No. 1 country hit] “Dirt Road Anthem”!

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