During Sunday night’s 2018 ACM Awards, country music hit-maker Jason Aldean claimed his third consecutive ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award. Although Jason Aldean is the reigning Entertainer of the Year, he does not want to win the award again next year. Instead, the country star thinks it’s about time a female artist takes home the honor.
In a backstage interview at the event, Jason Aldean discussed some possible recipients. “Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood… I told Lauren Alaina tonight, ‘You sang your behind off tonight.’ She sounded amazing. You’ve got her and Kelsea Ballerini — some new ones coming up — Maren Morris, who I think is phenomenal, too. I definitely think there’s some that should be represented in there. Down the road if they happen to win one, I’ll be the first one up congratulating them because it’s probably a little overdue,” Aldean admitted.
The star’s most recent trip to Las Vegas was an especially significant one since it marked his first live performance in the city since the horrific Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting on October 1st. Aldean was on stage singing “Any Ol’ Barstool” when the violence started, killing 58 concertgoers and injuring over 500. Despite the haunting memories he carries from the night, the Georgia native refuses to let it keep him away from Las Vegas.
“I’ve said this a lot over the last few months, but for the one horrible night we had here, I’ve had a million great ones and tonight was a million and one,” Jason Aldean added. “I’ve had some really big moments in my career happen here. I love this town. I love the city.”
Last week, Aldean released his brand new album, Rearview Town and his forthcoming High Noon Neon Tour with Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs kicks off on May 10th.
High Noon Neon Tour Schedule
5/10/18 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
5/11/18 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
5/12/18 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
5/17/18 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/18/18 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/19/18 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5/25/18 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
5/26/18 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
5/27/18 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/13/18 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/14/18 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/15/18 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21/18 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
7/25/18 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
7/26/18 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at the Wharf
7/27/18 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
7/28/18 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
8/10/18 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/11/18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
8/17/18 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
8/18/18 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/19/18 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/23/18 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
8/24/18 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
8/25/18 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
9/7/18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
9/13/18 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
9/14/18 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/15/18 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
9/20/18 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/22/18 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Amphitheater
9/27/18 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
9/28/18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/29/18 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheater
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