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.
Jake Owen made the transition from golfing prodigy to country star after a career ending injury forced him to trade in his clubs and for a guitar. Now, Jake Owen tour dates are scheduled on the opening stage of Keith Urban's national tour. After two top-ten albums and a slew of hits on country radio, Owen has solidified himself as a veritable country star. He is currently in the studio working on his third album and has already released his next hit single, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night". Jake Owen tour dates are periodically scheduled throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Jake Owen concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Jake Owen tour dates and concert tour information.
Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida; Jake Owen became a professional golfer after winning his first tournament at 15 years old. While at Florida State, he suffered a career ending wake-boarding accident. While recovering, Owen self-taught himself the guitar and realized his talents for singing and writing. Owen eventually moved to Nashville and began writing songs with producer Jimmy Ritchey. After penning several songs, Owen caught the attention of Sony BMG and was signed to their RCA Records imprint.
By 2006, Owen was ready to release his debut album, Startin' With Me. It debuted in the top ten of Billboard's Country charts fueled by the lead off single "Yee Haw". Jake Owen tour dates were scheduled on the opening stage for Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on their respective tours. While on tour, Owen scored his first top ten country single - "Startin' With Me". Jake Owen tour dates were then scheduled with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn in 2007. Owen closed out 2007 with a national tour with Sugarland and Little Big Town and joined together to record a cover of "Life on a Northern Town".
Following his extensive concert schedule, Jake Owen returned to the studio and released his breakthrough sophomore set. The album, Easy Does It, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country charts and yielded the hit singles "Don't Think I Can't Love You" and "Eight Second Ride". Jake Owen tour dates are currently scheduled on the opening stage for country superstar Keith Urban and his world tour. Other solo Jake Owen tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Owen is also in the studio penning and producing hits for his upcoming third album. Don't miss a date on the Jake Owen concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Jake Owen tour dates and concert tour information as well as for other of your favorite artists and upcoming events.