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Jason Aldean debuts at number one

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 – More than tripling first week sales of his debut album, Jason Aldean's second Broken Bow Records album, "Relentless," debuts at number 1 on Billboard's Country Albums Chart and fourth on the all-genre Top 200 chart this week with scans totaling more than 90,000. Aldean enjoyed the third best country album debut of the year, following only behind Tim McGraw and Martina McBride.

"We've been out on the road trying to win audiences over one at a time with our live show, but you never know if that energy is going to translate into album sales" said Aldean. "This is definitely a career highlight so far, and I am really looking forward to being at CMA Music Fest this week, so I can thank all the fans personally!"

Bob Morelli, President, RED distribution, said, "It's unprecedented in the current music industry climate to see an indy artist come out of the box with such impressive numbers on a second album."

Aldean will jet to New York for a performance of his hit single "Johnny Cash" on Good Morning America tomorrow, before returning to Nashville for a full schedule of CMA Music Fesival activities including a Platinum Party to celebrate his debut album on Thursday, a stadium performance at LP field on Friday, followed by his 3rd Annual Concert For the Cure charity event to benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation later that night at the Wildhorse Saloon. Other national media appearances in the coming weeks include Fox & Friends (June 9), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (June 27) and a July stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Aldean will hit the road again with superstar group Rascal Flatts this summer and through the fall.

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Old Boots, New Dirt CD review - Old Boots, New Dirt
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Concert Review: Lots to like about McKenna (when you could hear her) – Lori McKenna had lots of reasons to be in a good mood. First off, the opening band, a pop act called teenender included two of her sons. In two days, her 11th disc, "The Tree" would be released to glowing reviews. So it would seem that this homecoming show was the ideal setting with all five kids, her husband, siblings, cousins, people who... »»»
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