Jason Aldean Breaks George Strait Attendance Record
Jason Aldean's Night Train tour has broken yet another record. The Georgia native's appearance at Cheyenne's Frontier Days on Friday (July 26) broke the festival's all-time attendance record, previously held by George Strait, with well over 24,000 tickets sold.
"It's such an unbelievable thing to even have your name uttered in the same breath as a guy like that," Aldean says. "Strait is probably the best country singer of the last century in my opinion. I can only hope for a career that lasts half as long as his ... there is still no one cooler than King George!"
The news came on the eighth anniversary of the release of his self-titled debut album, and Aldean's success continues to grow. He recently sold out two nights at Boston's Fenway Park, as well as one night at Chicago's Wrigley Field. But the singer says he is only doing what he is supposed to do.
“That’s my job, to make them pay attention to what I’m doing,” he tells The Boot. “I like the challenge of doing something I’m not really used to doing, because you start to get complacent sometimes when you’re the playing same thing over and over and over … Playing a stadium is a big adrenaline boost for me and I dig it. It keeps me on my toes and makes me revamp everything I’m doing and not get stagnant with how I approach every show, which is something I like.”
Aldean's appearance at Cheyenne's Frontier Days also marked the highest concert attendance ever in the state of Wyoming.
He will continue his tour with upcoming shows in Ontario, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Keep track of his entire schedule here.