It has been 11 years since Jason Aldean first hit the country music scene and since then, he’s been touring in full force. The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year takes his job on the road very seriously and likes to maintain a habitual routine for each show.
“I’m a creature of habit at the shows. 5:00 rolls around, I eat dinner at 5:00 every day, and then I get ready for the day, for the night, whatever,” Aldean told Sounds Like Nashville and other media recently. “We have a VIP thing that starts at 7, meet and greets and 7:30. It’s a structured deal. As soon as the meet and greet is over, I go hang out with my band for a couple hours, an hour and a half or whatever it is, and just crank some music, get loosened up a little bit for the show, and it’s kind of the same thing.”
The routine is so concrete, in fact, that if anything disrupts the normal order of business, things get a little hairy for the singer.
“It’s weird. It’s like you start to do something different in our day, it gets weird. It throws everybody off because we’re just creatures of habit every day. Typically, we do it, and then after the show, everybody will come in our dressing room. We’ll have the guys A Thousand Horses, Thomas Rhett and all those guys come in and we just hang out with them for the night. We save the getting stupid part until after the show. We can have some fun. We try not to do that before the show. Learned from my mistakes. I do good remembering the songs when I’m sober.”
Aldean’s highly successful Six String Circus Tour wraps this weekend with shows in Raleigh, NC and Bristow, VA. Next up, fans can catch the singer back at home in Music City when he takes the stage at the Grand Ole Opry for the eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink,” which coincides with his 11th annual “Concert for the Cure,” raising awareness and funds for Women Rock for the Cure™, a Nashville-based non-profit committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer, and Susan G. Komen®’s Nashville Chapter.