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Country music superstar Jason Aldean is only two months away from turning the big 4-0. But according to him, aging isn’t going to be a problem. In fact, he’s looking at the bright side of becoming a year older.

In an interview with Rolling Stone Country, Jason said, “I don’t feel like I’m 40 years old. I still feel like I’m 30.”

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He added, “My knees and back and shit hurt when I get out of bed sometimes, but other than that I’m good. I feel like I have a lot of energy, a lot of gas left in the tank as far as what I want to do.”

The Macon, Georgia native, whose birthday falls on Feb. 28, looks to other stars when it comes to keeping the stamina going. But, the one habit that he’s trying to incorporate into his daily routine is healthier eating.

“I look at guys like Aerosmith who can still go out and rock & roll. [Tim] McGraw and [Kenny] Chesney are 10 years older than I am and they’re still out there doing their thing,” said Jason. “I’m still good to go. But, I’m aware of the fact that I’m about to be 40, so I’m trying to be a little healthier. My wife, she’s more health conscious than I am.”

Jason shared that his bride, Brittany Kerr, motivates him to be more aware of the substances that he’s putting into his body now.

“Yeah. And I’m not drinking as much. I got on a Fireball train for a while. That stuff is like drinking syrup,” he laughed, “I’m paying a little more attention to those things. I feel a lot better than I have in a while.”

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Aside from making new lifestyle changes, Jason is proud at how far he’s come in his music career. Already, he’s won numerous awards and accolades, put out seven albums and topped the charts at least 18 times in his more than decade-long career. While the artist and father of two is happy to look ahead to the future, there’s one thing that he wants his kids, Kendyl, 9, and Keeley, 13, to know.

“When my kids get older, I want them to be able to look back at what I did and realize this was my mark. Now they don’t necessarily get it. I’m just Dad and I’ve been doing this since they’ve been around. ‘Whatever, Dad, you’ve got another show.'”

Jason Aldean wants his kids to realize one thing about their daddy Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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