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Miranda Lambert Joins Jason Aldean’s Tour

Miranda Lambert

The lineup for Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour is already on fire with special guests Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.  The sparks continue to fly with the addition of a fiery female superstar.

Miranda Lambert will join Aldean for select baseball stadium dates in Cleveland (July 18), Cincinnati (July 19), and Pittsburgh (July 26) this summer.

The stars announced the news through a series of humorous tweets.  When Aldean asked for another player for his wiffle ball team, Lambert was quick to step up to the plate.  She then graciously accepted Aldean’s invitation to play some songs while she is there as well.

The conversation ended with both artists expressing their excitement:

@Jason_Aldean: Cool. It’s official. @mirandalambert is joining us @Indians @CincinnatiReds @Pirates – More info at jasonaldean.com #BurnItDownTour

@mirandalambert: Can’t wait to party with @Jason_Aldean on the #BurnItDownTour! I’m coming for ya @Indians @CincinnatiReds @Pirates

Check out Jason’s website for a full list of dates and ticket information for the Burn It Down Tour.

Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

Jason Aldean’s Big Announcement

Jason Aldean

Those of you who follow Jason Aldean and/or Keepin’ It Country on Twitter know that Aldean has been teasing a big announcement as of late. To get fans excited for this big announcement, ten photograph clues were placed on Aldean’s social media pages. Buzz stirred and guesses were free flying, as many began to deduce that Aldean would be taking his 2014 tour back into baseball stadiums across North America.

As it turns out, those fans who synthesized the clues (such as Dustin Diamond, a baseball, and stadium seating) and determined Aldean is performing in stadiums again were correct! On today’s installment of Good Morning America, Aldean announced that he has formed a partnership with Major League Baseball in connection with his 2014 Burn It Down Tour (with special guests Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr). Though the stadium dates have yet to be announced, Aldean’s website released several other tour dates for 2014, which will, presumably, lead up to the stadium portion of the tour.

Click here to see the currently released tour dates on Aldean’s site. Keep checking back here or on our social media, as we will continue to release the Burn It Down Tour information.

George Strait’s Star-Studded Final Show to Include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and More

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George Strait will play his final concert June 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The CMA Entertainer of the Year’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 will ride away with style, for a king. The show will feature an all-star lineup of guest artists (performing three songs each) including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

Additionally, the opening act for Strait’s final concert will be the “Kings of Texas Swing” and six-time Grammy Award-winning group, Asleep At The Wheel.

Tickets for the highly-anticipated concert will go on sale to the public Friday, December 6 at 10:00 AM CST and can be purchased via Strait’s official website here.

While this is Strait’s final concert tour, he will continue to record new music with MCA Records and will perform select dates across the country after the tour has wrapped. For more information, please visit www.georgestrait.com.

Jason Aldean Scores 12th No. 1 Single With “Night Train”

Jason Aldean Night Train

Jason Aldean topped the Billboard Chart in both the U.S. and Canada this week with his single, “Night Train.” Written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney, the song is the title track from Aldean’s platinum fifth album and marks his twelfth number one single! Congratulations, Jason!

“When I first heard this song we were already done looking for material for this last record, but I just loved it and thought it was worth making room for,” said Aldean. “It seems so crazy to say that this is my 12th #1 – I promise you each one is just as sweet as the first one.”

The CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee also recently announced that he will release a live concert film, Night Train To Georgia, on October 15th. The show was recorded in April at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium with a sold out crowd of over 66,000 people.

For more Jason info, visit www.JasonAldean.com.

Jason Aldean to Release Live Concert Film “Night Train to Georgia”

Jason Aldean Night Train DVD

Jason Aldean fans across America will have the chance to experience his historic “Night Train” Tour as it rode into Georgia earlier this year. The majority of the DVD was filmed in April at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium. It will feature 18 songs, personal interviews and special guest performances from Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan & Ludacris. The DVD will be in stores on October 15th.

“That day in Athens will always be one of my proudest accomplishments,” said Aldean.  ”I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point where I can go into a stadium like Sanford, which I’ve idolized my whole life, and leave a mark.  I watch it back now to remember the details because it was all overwhelming and a pretty surreal moment for me.”

Fans can watch a trailer for the film here:   http://bit.ly/1aukgOR

TRACKLISTING FOR NIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA:
Crazy Town
Take a Little Ride
Tattoos On This Town
When She Says Baby
The Truth
Fly Over States
This Nothin’ Town
Johnny Cash
Amarillo Sky
Night Train
1994
Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson)
Big Green Tractor
The Only Way I Know (with Luke Bryan)
Dirt Road Anthem (with Ludacris)
She’s Country
My Kinda Party
Hicktown

For more information, please visit  www.JasonAldean.com

Jason Aldean debuting Night Train as new single tonight

Jason Aldean. photo credit: James Minchin III

Country superstar Jason Aldean will be debuting his brand new single “Night Train” tonight on the CMT Awards. The title track from his latest album will be sent out to country radio at 12:01 am tonight, so make sure to keep your ears on your local stations to see if you’ll hear it tomorrow! It’s the fourth single from his record, and he’ll be performing it tonight alongside music icon Lenny Kravitz. He’s also co-hosting the night, which kicks off at 8 pm EST on CMT and CMT.com.

About tonight’s award show, Jason said:

“Tonight’s going to be a total blast. I’m hosting for the first time, I get to perform with Lenny Kravitz, AND I get to debut my new single… are you kidding me? I’m going to try my best not to screw anything up and just have fun with all of it. I hope everyone tunes in!”

“Night Train” was co-written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney. The pair previously had number one singles with Jason with “Fly Over States” and “Tattoos On This Town.”

Jason Aldean & Kristen Bell to host CMT Awards

Jason Aldean. Photo Credit: Reid Long

It’s official! Country superstar Jason Aldean will co-host this year’s CMT Video Awards alongside actress Kristen Bell. Jason actually made the announcement himself on his Twitter account @Jason_Aldean yesterday afternoon.

Through his Twitter, Jas0n said:

@IMKristenBell Lookin forward to hosting #CMTAwards with ya. now to finish my Veronica Mars marathon…”

He also jokingly posted this picture of himself in a Veronica Mars t-shirt … a television show that starred Kristen Bell.

Jason Aldean's Veronica Mars t-shirt he posted to Twitter.

Jason Aldean’s Veronica Mars t-shirt he posted to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you excited for this pairing? Who are you favorite country music award show hosts?

Jason Aldean files for divorce

Jason Aldean. photo credit: James Minchin III

Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife, and TMZ has sent us the official documents. The country music superstar married his high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery, who has been by his side since the start of his career. The pair were not together at the Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet earlier this month. Jason, whose last name is legally Williams, filed on April 26th, for irreconcilable differences. They have two daughters together, Keeley and Kendyl.

Jason released a statement late yesterday about his divorce proceedings:

“This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple. She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our #1 priority.

I’ve learned that everyone always rushes to judgment when they hear news like this. That’s really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls’ sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.”

EDIT: we have removed the divorce documents as personal information was not blacked out.

Poll: Luke Bryan vs. Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan In Concert

It’s the battle of the Georgia boys!

They’re talented… they’re country boys… and they’re one of our favorite bromances!

But we love a fun poll so who gets your vote? Luke Bryan or Jason Aldean?

Favorite Georgia Boy: Luke or Jason?

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Jason Aldean reacts to Billboard Award nominations

jason aldean. photo credit: James Minchin III

Yesterday was a big day for Jason Aldean, who found himself nominated for some pretty big Billboard Music Awards.  The Academy of Country Music’s male vocalist of the year is up for the all-genre Top Male Artist against Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Bruno Mars. He also earned a nomination for Top Country Album with “Night Train” and Top Country Artist. He’s up against Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, and Hunter Hayes for Top Country Artist. The other Top Country Album nominees include Lionel Richie with “Tuskegee,” Carrie Underwood “Blown Away,” Taylor Swift “Red,” and Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines.”

About his nominations, Jason said:

“I’m really proud to be the guy that gets to represent our genre in that ‘Top Male’ category and wave that flag for country music.  Our genre is bigger and more diverse than ever, and it’s just cool to be part of this movement that’s happening right now.  I’ve been so focused on getting the tour going this year and just making certain our first run of stadiums is everything the fans expect it to be, that this totally caught me be surprise.  Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket or downloaded an album…I’ll do my best to represent and make y’all proud! “

Nominations are based on album and single sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social media interactions with data tracked by Billboard, Nielsen and Next Big Sound.  The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm CT on ABC.

Jason is currently on the road for his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR which has sold out every show so far including his Madison Square Garden debut and the first ever show at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium where he played to 66,000 fans.  More stadium dates on the books this year include two nights at Boston’s Fenway Park (July 12 and 13) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (July 20).

Check out the full list of nominees on Billboard’s site, and try and count how many Taylor Swift is up for.