First Round of Tickets On Sale August 22

NASHVILLE, TN - Aug. 13, 2008 - Following in the footsteps of country music’s most celebrated headliners including superstars Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Brad Paisley, today CMT announces that Jason Aldean has been handpicked to lead the tradition into its seventh consecutive year.  CMT ON TOUR ‘08: JASON ALDEAN featuring special guest Lady Antebellum kicks off at Western Carolina University on October 8 and continues through November 22. 

With stops scheduled in 20 markets across the country, "CMT ON TOUR" 08: JASON ALDEAN includes a number of college towns, whose young crowds make up the majority of Aldean’s wildly passionate fan base.   Tickets for the first weekend are on sale August 22 and available at cmtontour.cmt.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Aldean was selected by CMT for his electrifying stage show honed from years of performing live in bars and clubs across the Southeast.  He leads the new crop of young country music stars with almost two million albums sold, five consecutive top 10 hits and a trove of accolades and awards.

Aldean is joined by reigning ACM Top New Group Lady Antebellum, whose debut album landed at No. one on the Billboard chart earlier this year.    Additionally, 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,” says 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!” 

"CMT ON TOUR" 08: JASON ALDEAN is produced by AEG Live and promoted by Outback Concerts. 

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

For more information, visit cmtontour.cmt.com.

CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 87 million homes in the U.S.  CMT and its website, CMT.com http://www.cmt.com/ , offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand.  The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

For Jason Aldean & Lady Antebellum:
Mary Hilliard Harrington
The Greenroom

For Eric Durrance:
K. Atwood
Music City News Media

For CMT:
Amanda Murphy