Country megastar Jason Aldean lit up Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday Sept. 12, playing to a packed stadium of loyal fans. The crowd was rowdy and ready to party. Known for his country music with a rock star edge — think fire, pyrotechnics, explosive guitars — the Macon, Ga. native didn’t disappoint.
What’s cool about Aldean, he doesn’t do a lot of talking in between songs or get into extensive solos, he gets up there and plays the music that fans love to hear – hit after hit. He seems to understand why fans are at the show – to party and hear their favorite songs.
He did a solid job of moving between his different styles throughout his set, and effectively blended his mix of play between earlier hits and newer songs. The show was loud as hell, but the fans soaked it up, singing along, all night long.
10 years in the making, Aldean exploded with hit after hit from “Hicktown,” “Tattoos on this Town” and “Fly Over States” to “Big Green Tractor,” “When She Says Baby” and “Night Train.”
From the new album, “Old Boots, New Dirt,” he rocked the crowd with “Gonna Know We Were Here,” “Tonight Looks Good on You” and of course, “Burnin’ It Down.” He thanked fans and those close to him for “letting him do things his way,” particularly with “Burnin it Down,” alluding to the fact that there were some naysayers during the writing and recording process.
Two surprises of the evening included his own rendition of Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69″ – a tribute to his appreciation of rock ‘n’ roll, meanwhile, noting that new rock ‘n’ roll “sucks.” Also, he brought out openers Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr to sit in for Luke Bryan and Eric Church, who together sang “The Only Way I Know.”
If you’ve never seen Jason Aldean live, well, you’re missing out. The fans love him, he plays nothing but hits and the show is one big party.
To learn more about Jason Aldean visit www.jasonaldean.com