Jason Aldean Looks Back On George Strait Farewell Tour
. (Radio.com) Radio.com's latest Minimations, where they animate select portions of interviews with legendary rock and country artists, features a 2014 interview, Jason Aldean discusses opening for George Strait on the latter's farewell tour.
Since debuting nearly a decade ago, Jason Aldean has enjoyed a stellar career. He's won a bunch of Academy of Country Music awards, topped the album charts, earned numerous No. 1 singles and sold millions of records. These days, he's a stadium-packing superstar.
Despite all his success, Aldean is still a humble guy. For instance, during an interview with Radio.com last year, we asked him about great moments during his career, and he was quick to turn the attention to one of his heroes. For Aldean, a career highlight was getting open for, and perform with, George Strait for a few dates on the latter's final tour.
"Getting a chance to be a part of the George Strait tour' to be a part of his last tour' and getting the chance to get on stage with him and sing"--that is what Aldean immediately pointed out as one of his career highlights so far. "And not only sing with him, but to sing songs that, as a kid, I used to go and listen to [on] vinyl albums on my dad's record player."
Strait has long been one of Aldean's favorite artists. "[He's] someone who has been a huge influence on me, [so] to get a chance to get on stage with him and sing things that really got me interested in country music, that was definitely one of the highlights of my career for sure." Watch it here.