JASON ALDEAN RUNS WIDE OPEN INTO WINTER TOUR WITH FIRST WEEKEND ALREADY SOLD OUT

Aldean Lands National Tour Sponsor with COUNTRY® Financial

NASHVILLE, TN - Jan 19, 2010 - Multi-Platinum country music star Jason Aldean is kicking off 2010 with a sold-out first run of his WIDE OPEN arena tour, starting this Friday, Jan. 22. Greenville, SC is the first stop with over 11,000 tickets sold, marking the most tickets sold by a country artist in that venue since superstar Kenny Chesney stopped there in early 2006. The next day Aldean will play to a hometown crowd of over 7000 in Macon, GA, a show that sold out nearly two months in advance. Aldean previously sold out 17 consecutive dates on the fall run of the tour.

"We've spent the last few weeks at home revamping our show, adding new production elements and working on our set lists to make this leg of the WIDE OPEN tour better than ever," says Aldean. "The fans are showing us so much love...there's no better feeling in the world than taking the stage when the place is sold out... it's a total adrenaline rush. I live for it. Get ready Greenville and Macon... we're ready to show you the time of your lives."

COUNTRY Financial has signed on as the presenting sponsor on a portion of Aldean's WIDE OPEN tour, making the shows part of their "Road Trips and Guitar Picks" concert series. COUNTRY is teaming up with Aldean to offer a deeper layer of involvement to fans, especially those who can’t go to a concert. The Road Trips and Guitar Picks' website will feature prizes, games, and the opportunity to interact with other fans at www.tripsandpicks.com. Serving more than one million homes and businesses in the U.S., COUNTRY offers a full range of financial and insurance services, helping families protect what they have, save for a comfortable future and achieve financial security.

For a complete list of WIDE OPEN tour dates, please visit www.jasonaldean.com

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