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Thursday, October 18, 2012
JASON ALDEAN’S NIGHT TRAIN ROLLS INTO RELEASE WEEK POWERED BY FAN BUZZ AND EARLY NATIONAL MEDIA PRAISE
Entertainment Weekly Awards The Album An A-,
Calls Aldean's Delivery "EPIC"
Nashville, TN – Oct. 15, 2012 – Capping off a record-breaking year in
sales, radio airplay and touring numbers, CMA Entertainer of the Year
and Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Jason Aldean released one of
2012’s most buzzed about new albums, NIGHT TRAIN
. Release week kicks off in New York City with national media
appearances including Good Morning America (10/16) and Live! with Kelly
and Michael (10/17), among others. On Oct. 18, fans will want to track
Aldean and the NIGHT TRAIN closely online for release week surprises not
to be missed. Follow the countdown and watch it live on 10/18 at
"We posted the full stream of the album on iTunes this past week, and
the fan reaction has been incredible…really more than I ever expected,"
says Aldean. "They've been messaging me and tweeting about their
favorite songs, and I love getting that feedback directly from them. I
named the album NIGHT TRAIN because I think it sums up where my career
is at the moment and how quickly things seem to be moving…it's almost
hard for me to even comprehend. That name wouldn't work without my
fans, so I want to thank them for allowing me to continue to make
records and for buying tickets to my shows. 2013 is already stacking up
to be an exciting year with some big surprises in store for them!"
After being spotlighted in The New York Times and USA Today as one of
the most anticipated albums of Fall, NIGHT TRAIN reviews are already
rolling in, with USA Today featuring it on the cover of today's Life
section and the Newark Star Ledger raving that it is "a country album
that leads with its intelligence and muscle. There is no better
persuader in Nashville — no artist better suited to convincing the
uncommitted pop listener who’d like to give country music a try, but
doesn’t know where to start." Entertainment Weekly calls Aldean's
delivery "EPIC," Billboard points to the singer pushing the limits to
move his "sound forward sonically, vocally and lyrically," and Country
Weekly concludes with "it's clear he can do it all pretty damn good."
In true Aldean fashion, NIGHT TRAIN offers 15 songs that cover broad
turf, expressly building on his reputation for finding quality songs and
defying categorization. Highlights include an unapologetic celebration
of the American work ethic on "The Only Way I Know," a collaboration
with friends Luke Bryan and Eric Church, the intense vocal deliveries of
mid-tempo love songs "Staring At The Sun" and the title track, and the
addictive ear worm that's sure to prompt an onset of nostalgia for the
year "1994." The album has already produced a record-breaking,
three-week No. one single with “Take A Little Ride” and comes on the
heels of the top-selling country album of last year and reigning CMA
Album of the Year MY KINDA PARTY.
The Georgia native recently earned three Country Music Association
Awards nominations for the Nov. 1 show, in the categories of Entertainer
of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year for "Dirt
Road Anthem." Additionally, he has sold out every show on his MY
KINDA PARTY TOUR presented by State Farm®, – often in minutes at the day
of on sale – and has broken over 40 venue attendance records. The tour
has gone on to sell an unparalleled 1.9 million tickets and wraps Oct.
27 in Dallas, TX.
For a full list of appearances and more information on NIGHT TRAIN,
please visit www.jasonaldean.com.