Most-Played Artist on Jukeboxes in 2012 Revealed
Don’t rock the jukebox … play me some Jason Aldean! TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America, released its year-end tally of the most-played artists and songs in more than 57,000 jukeboxes in 2012, and determined that Jason was the most-heard artist in bars and restaurants all over the country. In addition, the Georgia native’s “Dirt Road Anthem” was the most-played song for two years in a row.
“Knowing that the real people across America are choosing my music while they’re out having fun at the kind of hangouts where I got my start is a great thing,” the singer shares (quote via the Wall Street Journal).
Country stars dominated the Top 10 list of most-played artists. Toby Keith, Eric Church, Johnny Cash and the Zac Brown Band all made the cut, along with AC/DC, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback and Rolling Stones.
Country songs were also frequently heard in clubs all over the country. Eric Church‘s “Drink in My Hand” earned the No. 2 slot behind Jason’s “Anthem,” while Little Big Town‘s “Pontoon” came in at No. 3, followed by Luke Bryan‘s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and Toby’s “Red Solo Cup.” See the complete list here.
Next year already looks promising for Jukebox King Jason. The superstar will kick off his Night Train tour on Feb. 21 in Bossier, La., and will include several stadium shows on his upcoming trek. “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,” he explains to The Boot. “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.”
Watch Jason’s ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ Video