Although 2012 has been a brilliant year for Jason Aldean's career, winning both best country album, and best country song in the Billboard Music Awards, his personal life seems to have taken a downturn due to a drunken kiss with American Idol ex-participant, Brittany Kerr.
Since the photos of their kiss were released, a tirade of abuse has come Kerr's way, resulting in her deleting her Twitter account. She was called a 'homewrecker' among a variety of other insulting profanities.
Aldean has been married to his high-school sweetheart for 11 years, with whom he has two daughters. In response to the photos, he immediately spoke out to his fans on Facebook and said "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."
Kerr has since released a statement, apologising for the indiscretion. The Fox News website reports her saying that "The actions I portrayed recently were not a representation of my true character, but a lapse in judgement on my part."
Jason Aldean is currently on tour, performing three dates in Texas over the next month.