Jason Aldean Says Country Stadium Shows Are ‘a Good Sign for Everybody’
Booking a stadium show is a huge accomplishment for an artist, and Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney are filling up massive venues on their joint summertime trek, but there are also several other country stars doing the same thing. And that, says Aldean, is good news.
“If you’ve got a few guys that can go out and are filling stadiums, that’s a good sign of where the business is — the touring side of it for sure in country music," he tells ABC News Radio. "That’s a good sign for everybody.”
Aldean also points out that it takes around 10 years to be able to fill a massive show with No. 1 hits, and he's about to hit the decade mark with his self-titled debut album. He gives his tourmate Chesney as an example, saying, “I go out and listen to Kenny’s show, and he plays two hours, and I know every song’s been a No. 1. It’s like, we haven’t had that luxury except for just recently.”
The "Burnin' It Down" singer, along with Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood all started making their way in country music around the same time -- and have all been playing huge shows lately. With hits like "Big Green Tractor," "Dirt Road Anthem," "Take a Little Ride," "When She Says Baby" and more, Aldean's portfolio of songs goes deep, and it will get deeper as time goes on.
As for country music as a whole, Aldean says it's doing just fine. “I think it’s in a good place," he says. "It’s fun to be a part of it.”
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