2011 was a year to remember for Jason Aldean and 2012 is shaping up to be much of the same. It took just four minutes for Jason to sell out Atlanta’s Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood for his May 19th show and just hours to sell out a second show at the venue on May 18th. No country artist has ever sold out two shows that quickly in the venue’s history. “That’s just ridiculous…I don’t even know what to say,” Jason said.
Nominated for six ACM Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Jason brought his My Kinda Party Tour to Nashville last Friday night. The show – also a sellout – marked the first time Jason has played Music City as a headliner. He wasn’t concerned about the number of music industry professionals who would likely be in attendance as his focus was on playing for his fans.
“A lot of times, you look at Nashville, and artists shy away from playing it, because there’s so many industry people here, and they’re sitting there like, ‘OK, impress me,’” Jason said. “There’s also a lot of fans here, too, that we haven’t played for yet, and that’s really the reason we’re coming to play. If industry people show up and they like it, cool. If they don’t, whatever.”
Jason just released “Fly Over States” as the fifth single from his multi-platinum My Kinda Party album which is up for ACM Album of the Year. Jason announced during his Nashville show that it would likely be the album’s last single as he’s working on a new album for release later this year.