Singer Jason Aldean has been named the most downloaded country artist in U.S. chart history.

The Big Green Tractor hitmaker has garnered 21.5 million certified digital song downloads or on-demand streams since 2005, according to officials at the Recording Industry Association of America (Riaa).

A statement from Aldean reads, "I love country music, and I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. There was never a Plan B."

The honour comes one week after the 37 year old landed his first number one single on Billboard's Digital Songs chart with Burnin' It Down.