Jason Aldean Says His “Go-To Records by Alabama, Allman Brothers, Hank Jr. & John Anderson” Keep Inspiring Him Today

Jason Aldean Says His “Go-To Records by Alabama, Allman Brothers, Hank Jr. & John Anderson” Keep Inspiring Him Today

Growing up in Georgia, Jason Aldean was inspired by the sounds of everyone from the Allman Brothers and Alabama to Ronnie Milsap and Otis Redding. For his eighth studio album, Rearview Town, which dropped on April 13, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year says he put some of those influences to use by revisiting past projects from his favorite artists.

“Honestly, I probably go back and listen to more old albums than I do new albums,” says Jason to NCD. “I have my go-to records, and I’ll go back and listen to Alabama’s Mountain Music  or the Allman Brothers’ Brothers and Sisters album . . . or Hank Jr.’s Major Moves and John Anderson’s I Just Came Home to Count the Memories. I love going back and listening to all that stuff because I think a lot of times music kinda comes full circle, too. A lot of stuff that was being used in the ’70s and ’80s, it kinda [went] away in the ’90s, and all of the sudden in the 2000s, it’s new and fresh again, so you start hearing that instrumentation coming back around.”

Jason will gear up for more dates of his High Noon Neon Tour with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina on July 13. The 30-plus-date tour kicked off in May with stops in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and more.

High Noon Neon Tour

July 13
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 14
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live

July 15
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 21
Atlanta, GA
SunTrust Park

July 25
Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

July 26
Orange Beach, AL
The Amphitheater at the Wharf

July 27
Brandon, MS
Brandon Amphitheater

July 28
Dallas, TX
Starplex Pavilion

Aug. 10
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Amphitheater

Aug. 11
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden

Aug. 17
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion

Aug. 18
Raleigh, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Aug. 19
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Aug. 23
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center

Aug. 24
Pittsburgh, PA
KeyBank Pavilion

Aug. 25
Philadelphia, PA
BB&T Pavilion

Sept. 7
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena

Sept. 13
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center

Sept. 14
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sept. 15
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage

Sept. 20
San Diego, CA
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Sept. 22
San Bernardino, CA
Glen Helen Amphitheater

Sept. 27
Sacramento, CA
Toyota Amphitheatre

Sept. 28
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sept. 29
Irvine, CA
FivePoint Amphitheater

 

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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