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Jason Aldean goes all out for "Wide Open"

Friday, April 3, 2009 – Jason Aldean will visit eight cities in eight days to promote "Wide Open," his new CD out Tuesday.

He will travel from an appearance on the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas to Minneapolis before making his way to Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York City, Atlanta and Charlotte for a series of fan events and media appearances. He will be on NBC's Today on April 10, followed by an evening appearances at the opening game of the Atlanta Braves home season, where the baseball fanatic will throw out the first pitch and sing the National Anthem.

Aldean will also be featured on a one-hour GAC special titled "Jason Aldean: Wide Open" premiering on release day. The special was shot at a sold out arena show in Knoxville, Tenn. last month and in his hometown of Macon, Ga. Aldean will play Jimmy Kimmel Live's outdoor concert series on May 1. "I feel like with my first two albums, I was trying to dial in who I was as an artist and what my fans liked and expected to hear from me," said Aldean. "Four years into it, I think understand that now, and I'm really just starting to hit my stride. I'm excited to see what happens the next few weeks and months because I'm really proud of the new album."

Recorded with his touring band and produced by Michael Knox, "Wide Open" has a southern rock style. The disc contains the hit single She's Country.

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