Jason Aldean Reveals His Go-to Albums That Inspire him

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 13Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 14Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live

July 15Saratoga Springs, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center

July 21Atlanta, GASunTrust Park

July 25Tuscaloosa, ALTuscaloosa Amphitheater

July 26Orange Beach, ALThe Amphitheater at the Wharf

July 27Brandon, MSBrandon Amphitheater

July 28Dallas, TXStarplex Pavilion

Aug. 10Darien Center, NYDarien Lake Amphitheater

Aug. 11New York, NYMadison Square Garden

Aug. 17Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion

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

Aug. 19Virginia Beach, VAVeterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Aug. 23Cleveland, OHBlossom Music Center

Aug. 24Pittsburgh, PAKeyBank Pavilion

Aug. 25Philadelphia, PABB&T Pavilion

Sept. 7Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena

Sept. 13Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center

Sept. 14Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre

Sept. 15Toronto, ONBudweiser Stage

Sept. 20San Diego, CAMattress Firm Amphitheatre

Sept. 22San Bernardino, CAGlen Helen Amphitheater

Sept. 27Sacramento, CAToyota Amphitheatre

Sept. 28Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre

Sept. 29Irvine, CAFivePoint Amphitheater

Photo: Getty Images/Jason Kempin

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