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Sep 4

Jason Aldean to Release Old Boots, New Dirt on October 7

Jason Aldean Releases Old Boots, New Dirt Album

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/Jason_Aldean.

Jason Aldean has been burning the charts up with his new single, “Burnin’ It Down.” The single will be featured on his sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt, set to hit stores October 7. Aldean announced the album via Buzzfeed on Monday.

“That title and that song, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt,’ is about starting with a clean slate,” Aldean said. “I’m the same dude, but we’re gonna start over and hit some uncharted territory here.” Continue Reading

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Aug 6

Jason Aldean Named Most Downloaded Male Country Artist in History

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Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records.

Jason Aldean has been named the Top Male Country Artist by the RIAA. With more than 21.5 million RIAA Digital Single Certifications, Aldean is the most downloaded male country artist in history.

“This is such a huge honor, and one that everyone on my team earned together,” Aldean said. “I love country music, and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else… There was never a Plan B for me. I can’t thank the RIAA or country music fans enough for helping us get to this level… It’s unbelievable!” Continue Reading

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Jul 23

Jason Aldean Releases “Burnin’ It Down”

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Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records.

Jason Aldean has released the lead single from his upcoming sixth studio album. “Burnin’ It Down” was cowritten by Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, along with Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson.

“Sonically, this track definitely feels like something different for me and what I have typically put out as the lead single off my previous albums,” he said. “I’ve pretty much always gone with a really guitar-driven song that’s pretty in your face, and this is more of a laid-back thing with a really cool groove.”

Listen to “Burnin’ It Down” below: Continue Reading

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Jul 22

Inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival Set for Las Vegas

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Jason Aldean at the 2014 CMA Music Festival; photo courtesy of the CMA.

Las Vegas is gearing up for its first ever country music festival. The inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival is set for October 3-5 at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino. Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been announced as headliners.

“It’s exciting to see the Route 91 Harvest Festival come to fruition,” Chris Baldizan, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said. “With an amazing lineup of talent over three days, our guests will experience country music at a unique, one-of-a-kind venue right on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s great to have a partner like Live Nation who shares our passion and vision for entertainment.” Continue Reading

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Jun 13

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week Miranda Lambert gets some incredible feedback on one of her new songs; Kip Moore and Chris Young discuss injuries; Jason Aldean performs with George Strait; Kix Brooks wife posts a hilarious #TBT; And Charlie Daniels is the picture of contentment. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: I never thought I would actually hear from the Queen herself!

Kip Moore – KipMooreMusic: Never injured my eye and never left a stage…no clue where that comes from. I’m good

Chris Young – ChrisYoungMusic: Overheard tonight,”That guy has more cuts than Chris Young making dinner!” Haha!!

Jason Aldean at 2014 CMA Music Festival

Jason Aldean at the 2014 CMA Music Festival; photo courtesy of the CMA.

Jason Aldean – Jason_Aldean: A night i will never forget, gettin to sing w Mr. George Strait on his last show. What an amazing night. Continue Reading

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Jun 12

In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts to Air on Great American Country

Robin Roberts with Luke Bryan on ABC's Good Morning America

ABC Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts interviews Luke Bryan.

Robin Roberts, from ABC’s Good Morning America, has your all-access pass into the homes and private lives of country music’s biggest stars. She’ll sit down with today’s hottest artists as well as some of music’s greatest icons for an intimate conversation covering everything from their quiet nights at home, to their wild lives out on the road.

In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts will feature exclusive interviews with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and the cast of Nashville.

The special showcases a different country music artist: Aldean talks about fame, family and the heavy media coverage of his divorce. Bryan opens up about his family tragedies that nearly broke him. Twain discusses life back in the spotlight and her battle with stage fright. Roberts goes behind the scenes with the cast of Nashville, even making a cameo in one of the episodes. Finally, Roberts sits down with Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers to discuss their mega-hit “Islands in the Stream.”

The series premieres Saturday, June 14 at 8/7c on Great American Country.

The Great American Country network delivers original lifestyle programming celebrating the best of American living and country music. Find us on your TV!

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May 25

Jason Aldean Partners With Firestone

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Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records.

Jason Aldean has teamed up with American tire company, Firestone. The partnership will officially kick off on Saturday, May 24, at the Firestone Presents: Jason Aldean at the Indianapolis 500. Aldean will headline the inaugural concert at the new Turn 4 infield stage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“Firestone is a natural fit for me,” Jason said. “I’m a truck guy, and I can tell you truck guys care a lot about their tires. For me, the bigger, the better! Looking forward to having them as a partner in kicking off the relationship at the Indy 500.” Continue Reading

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Apr 23

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry & More to Perform at Country On The River

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry & More to Perform at Country On The River

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Kix Brooks, Dustin Lynch and Parmalee are among the artists who will perform during Country On The River, a multi-day music festival set to take place in Iowa on June 20-21 and Wisconsin on August 7-9. Operation Troop Aid is the official charity of the festival.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River,” festival organizer Scott Sheckler said. “The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin.” Continue Reading

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Apr 8

Country Stars Celebrate ACM Awards Wins Via Social Media

George Strait tweets about his ACM Award win

George Strait tweets about his ACM Entertainer of the Year win. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/GeorgeStrait.

Following Sunday’s ACM Awards, country stars took to social media to thank their fans for their support and express their excitement over hearing their name called as a winner on the night. George Strait, who was voted ACM Entertainer of the Year by his fans, was over the moon about his win. While he usually lets his management run his Twitter account, he took over the 140 character space for one night.

#mysecondtweetever Thank you to the fans for this honor! You mean everything to me! –g” he wrote, including a post-ACM photo. #EOTY2014 #ACMs

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Another equally excited artist was Justin Moore who picked up New Artist of the Year, the other fan voted award of the night. In a series of tweets, Justin thanked his fans and country radio.

“Wanna say another HUGE thanks to country radio for giving me a shot at success,” he wrote. “I love all of you. You are so important to us. I will never be able to repay you guys. I can’t wait to continue waving the flag for country music alongside all of you. Sincerely…JM And all you fans…you freakin rock! Anytime my fans are allowed to have their voice heard, it is heard LOUD And CLEAR! Thank you so much! Y’all are responsible for this award! Enjoy this! We did this together!” Continue Reading

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Feb 19

Florida Georgia Line Can’t Wait to Play Stadiums

Florida Georgia Line Can't Wait to Play Stadiums

Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

Florida Georgia Line is looking forward to playing stadiums with Jason Aldean on his Burn It Down Tour. The first of five stadium shows, set for Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, sold out within minutes — getting the duo even more excited to take the stage.

“That’s gonna be our first big baseball stadium that we’ve played and we’re real excited about it,” Tyler Hubbard said. “ We grew up big fans of baseball and enjoy playing, BK played in college, and it’s still a big part of our life. So, we’re very excited about putting that many people together and having a big ‘ol party in a baseball stadium. It’s gonna be a great opportunity for us.” Continue Reading

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