Jason Aldean has emerged as one of country music most versatile writers and performers. Whether he is duetting with popstar Kelly Clarkson on "Don't You Wanna Stay," or rapping on his latest single, "Dirt Road Anthem," Aldean manages to bring a freshness to country music by incorporating other genres. He burst onto the scene with his rodeo romping single, "Hicktown," and has been performing to packed shows ever since. Jason Aldean tour dates are scheduled nationally this spring and summer, 2011.
A Macon, Georgia native, Aldean was born into a musical family who fostered his early interest in performing country music. His father taught him how to play the guitar while his mother helped him book slots at local fairs and talent shows before he landed a house band gig in a local bar. He attributes weekends on his cousin's 200 acre farm as inspiring his rural themes and down-home feel. Aldean says he is not a "pro-backwoods, flag-wavin' kinda guy," preferring instead to incorporate other musical genres into his music. He cites his cousin's interest in Tupac Shakur and his personal favorites, The Oak Ridge Boys and Aerosmith, as influences and asserts that "the great ones figure it out and are constantly evolving, and that's what make 'em great."
Aldean has spent more time at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs than any other artist during the past couple of years, however, his journey to the top wasn't paved with gold, or platinum, so to speak. When Aldean moved to Nashville, he was the quintessential struggling country artist. The then 21-year-old moved to Nashville after signing a deal with Warner-Chappell, a song-publishing company, to be a music and lyric writer. He was quickly dropped, and signed to another label, but was subsequently dropped from that label as well. Aldean was ready to pack his bags and head home to his mother's. An eleventh hour performance for Nashville indie start-up label, Broken Bow, persuaded him to give Nashville one more shot and we are lucky that he did.
In 2005, Aldean signed with Broken Bow and released his debut single, "Hicktown," a backroads party anthem that hit the top of the Billboard Hot Country songs. His self-titled debut, also featured the #1 single, "Why," and "Amarillo Sky." The album earned Aldean the Top New Vocalist Award at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards and has subsequently been certified platinum by the RIAA. He followed up with his sophomore set, "Relentless," which spawned the get-outta-town song, "Johnny Cash."
Aldean released his third set, "Wide Open," which featured his runaway hit and biggest single, "Big Green Tractor." The album released in 2008 also featured country rock favorites, "She's Country," and "Crazy Town." Jason Alden tour dates were booked nationally including a performance with Bryan Adams on CMT Crossroads in May 2009. Performances from the Jason Aldean concert schedule also yielded the live DVD, "Wide Open Live & More."
Aldean's most recent album, 2010's "My Kinda Party," features the jacked-up title track and his duet with Kelly Clarkson. The album truly highlights Aldean's versatility showcasing his guitar riffing and rapping abilities! In support of the album, Jason Aldean tour dates have been scheduled nationally. Jason Aldean's concert schedule has him slated to appear at nearly fifty shows throughout this spring and summer 2011. Don't miss out when the backwoods rocker comes to your area! Use Eventful as your source for Jason Aldean tour dates and concert schedule information.
Ever since being crowned as the Top New Artist at the 2010 Academy of Country Music awards, Luke Bryan tour dates have been country music's hottest ticket. While Bryan is now riding the success of back-to-back #1 singles, his dream of moving to Nashville was briefly derailed after he suffered the tragedy of losing his older brother in an accident the weekend he was set to move. Instead, Bryan enrolled at Georgia Southern University and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. It was not until 2001 that Bryan finally got his chance for stardom when he moved to the country music capital.
Luke Bryan got his chance when he was spotted by a Capital Records A&R executive at a local honky-tonk, who signed him to a record deal in 2005. The country newcomer released his first album, I'll Stay, in 2007, which featured the hit singles "All My Friends Say" and "We Rode in Trucks." In addition, Bryan is credited with penning Billy Currington's #1 Country hit "Good Directions," also released in 2007. In support of his debut album, Luke Bryan tour dates had him traveling around the nation playing at county fairs and mid-sized venues. It was with the release of his sophomore set, Doin' My Thing, and its onslaught of chart topping singles that brought Bryan to the big leagues. The first single, "Do I," melted the hearts of southern belles all over the country and peaked at #2 in 2009. The next two singles, "Rain is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling you Baby," proved to be even more successful when they each hit #1 on the same survey. As the ACM's top new artist of 2010, country music fans everywhere are demanding Luke Bryan tour dates at a venue near them.
Lucky for fans, Bryan's concert schedule has him touring with Tim McGraw and the Band Perry at various cities throughout the country this Spring and Summer 2011. Don't miss out on catching one of country music's rising stars: use Eventful as your resource for news and updates on Luke Bryan tour dates.