Jason Aldean Hosts Concert for the Cure
Jason Aldean is in the middle of his extended Wide Open tour, which has him criss-crossing the country for the next few months, with one particularly special show in Evansville, Ind. That's where he'll host his fifth annual Concert for the Cure on October 15, donating all proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- an organization near and dear to Jason's heart.
"Most of my long-time fans know that I had a really good friend die of breast cancer when she was only 29," the country star explains. "The day she passed away, my family decided that we would always do something to carry on her memory and to help in the fight. Everybody I know has been touched by it; they say a woman dies every 69 seconds from it.
"October is breast cancer awareness month, and it just felt like the right time to do our event this year. We're taking it out of Nashville this year, too, so that fans from other parts of the country can be involved. It's going to be a great night."
The fundraising concert comes just a few weeks before Jason's fourth album, 'My Kinda Party,' hits shelves November 2. The new CD is a follow-up to his 2009 platinum-selling album, 'Wide Open,' which spawned three No.1 hits, including 'The Truth.' Jason, who is thrilled with the success of his last album, says he hopes that fans embrace the new disc, as well. "I don't want to say it's more of the same because it's a little different," Jason tells The Boot. "It's our type of album, the same [sound] as we have always done it. It's my version of country music. What I do is country lyrically, melodically; everything about it is country. The only thing we change around a little bit is that we make the guitars a little more aggressive. It has a little more of an edge to it."
Fans unable to make the October 15 show in Evansville will be able to donate online via Jason's website.