Jason Aldean Insists His Concerts Won’t Become Family Affairs
Jason Aldean's hard-charging concerts have all kinds of unexpected twists including special light effects and covers of songs made famous by everyone from Guns N' Roses to Bryan Adams but one thing you likely won't see at his concerts anytime soon -- his daughters.
Although the daughters of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tugged at fans' heartstrings when they appeared at one of Tim's recent concerts, that's not something Jason, currently on his 'Wide Open' tour, foresees his children -- ages 3 and 7 -- enjoying at this point. Fan attention is relatively new to them and it can be a bit intimidating, says the singer.
"Tim has been doing this thing for a long time and his kids have grown up in it," Jason tells The Boot. "My [oldest] daughter was 3 when everything took off and it's really just the last year that it has gotten crazy. This is all relatively new to her. It's weird for both of them because 90 percent of the time I'm just dad. When a bunch of fans come up and surround me, they don't understand that yet."
That happened at this year's CMA Music Festival when Jason and his family arrived so he could take part in a celebrity softball game.
"As soon as we pulled up in the parking lot, people started coming from everywhere, crowding around our car and trying to get autographs," says Jason. "We had to sit in the car until my guys could get over there and take the girls, and they're getting rushed off and they're looking at a couple hundred people around me and I can't go anywhere or do anything. It's exciting for them but it's also a little scary."
To minimize the stress on his daughters, Jason says they generally only accompany him when he's in or near Nashville, so he can get them home quickly if needed. His advice to up-and-coming singers who may face such instances with their own children: "Try not to panic and plan ahead."
Jason is on tour until November when his new album is scheduled to be released. For cities and dates, check here.