(from Billboard.biz October 18, 2012) Jason Aldean will soon be making history at Fenway Park. He will be the first country star to ever perform at the historic baseball site. Aldean, with assistance from Red Sox’s President and CEO Larry Lucchinoand, made the announcement that he will start off his first ever stadium tour with a performance at Fenway Park on July 13, 2013.
“Being the first country music artist to ever come here and headline a show is amazing,” Aldean expresses his excitement over the upcoming show in Boston, “over the last several years, my career, especially the touring side of that, has been pretty amazing.”
It seems that with Aldean’s career on an upward trajectory with his fifth album “Night Train” securing a spot on Billboard’s top 200 chart during its debut week, there is nothing left for him to concur. Aldean has yet to have a stadium tour, but in 2013 he will also mark that off his check list.
While Aldean is One of Country’s most popular artists, having a stadium tour will make him even more unique. Very few country artists have had a stadium tour. Currently the few and the proud include Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney.
Aldean will be accompanied in Boston next July by Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett. Chesney and Swift’s sold out show at Gillette Stadium is proof that a stadium tour can be very profitable.
While the stadium tour is a great indication that Aldean’s career is on the rise, it is not the only accomplishment worth mention in the 35 year old’s music career thus far. The single “Take a Little Ride” from album “Night Train” has the highest selling digital debut for a male country artist, and the fastest rising No.1 song on this year’s country charts.