Jason Aldean declared himself “the most shocked person in the room,” when he won male vocalist of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards here in Las Vegas Sunday night.
Unfortunately, you can’t hear the questions, but Aldean’s second answer addressed how many of his songs don’t showcase the strength of his vocals, he loves digging deep every now and then, like on “Night Train” or “Going Where the Lonely Go” and “Are The Good Times Really Over” the Merle Haggard tunes he tackled on “Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard,” out last week.
Hitfix asked Aldean about his rise to stadium act: He’s got five stadium dates on his upcoming tour, making him an elite act of any genre who can fill such a giant venue. He admits he’s still a little surprised himself: “I just passed Garth Brooks in the hall way and I’m like, ‘that was the guy doing that stuff’. I never thought we’d be in a position to do that.”
The good news is Aldean is very close to wrapping up his new album, his follow up to 2012’s “Night Train.” “I actually go in to finish the vocals on it this week. I think we’ll have a new single coming off of it end of June, first of July and then the album dropping later this fall.”
Aldean closes out by going back to the stadium question and how he’s packed the line-up with hot artists, including longtime friend Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Check out below what he has to say about his buddy.