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Jason Aldean headlines CMT tour, Lady Antebellum opens

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 – Jason Aldean will headline this fall's CMT on Tour with help from Lady Antebellum. With stops scheduled in 20 markets across the country, the tour includes a number of college towns, whose young crowds make up the majority of Aldean's fan base. Tickets for the first weekend are on sale Aug. 22 and available at cmtontour.cmt.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Aldean has enjoyed hits starting with "Hicktown." Lady Antebellum's debut album landed at number one on the Billboard chart earlier this year. Newcomer Eric Durrance (Wind-up Nashville) has been tapped for the opening slot.

"It is such a surreal feeling to look behind the bus and see semi trucks with my name on them," said Aldean. "Even as this thing grows, our fans are the same young kids that have always come out to the club shows. They come to forget about school or work or whatever and have a good time, so that's what we are going to give them!"

Tour dates are:
Oct. 8 Cullowhee, NC/Ramsey Center
Oct. 9 Huntington, WV/Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Oct. 10 Dayton, OH/ErvinJ. Nutter Center
Oct. 23 Chattanooga, TN/Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 24 Savannah, GA/Johnny Mercer Theatre
Oct. 25 Clemson, SC/ Little John Coliseum
Oct. 26 Columbus, GA/Columbus Civic Center
Oct. 30 Bowling Green, KY/Diddle Arena
Nov. 1 Dekalb, IL/Convocation Center at NIU
Nov. 2 Green Bay, WI/Weidner Center
Nov. 5 Springfield, MO/Shrine Mosque Auditorium
Nov. 6 Topeka, KS/Topeka Performing Arts Center
Nov. 7 Salina, KS/Bicentennial Center
Nov. 8 Wichita Falls, TX/Kay Yeager Coliseum
Nov. 13 Murfreesboro, TN/Murphy Center at MTSU
Nov. 14 Salem, VA/Salem Civic Center
Nov. 15 Erie, PA/Warner Theatre
Nov. 20 Lowell, MA/Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 21 Portland, ME/Cumberland County Civic Center
Nov. 22 Bangor, ME/Bangor Civic Center

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