Jason Aldean has been tapped to headline the latest CMT (Country Music Television) tour, which kicks off October 8 at Western Carolina University in Cullohwee, NC.

"It is such a surreal feeling to look behind the bus and see semi trucks with my name on them," says Aldean. "Even as this thing grows, our fans are the same young kids that have always come out to the club shows. They come to forget about school or work or whatever and have a good time, so that's what we are going to give them!"

CMT on Tour '08 will also feature special guests Lady Antebellum and newcomer Eric Durrance in the opening slot on the 20-city trek.

Tickets for the first weekend will go on sale August 22 through CMT on Tour and Ticketmaster.