Photographing Jason Aldean | 2017 & 2018

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I have had the opportunity twice now to photograph Jason Aldean. I have to say that each time has been an amazing experience. Country fans have certain artists they say put on a great show and I would have to say that Jason Aldean is up their in the top five. He played at the Walnut Creek in 2017 and again in 2018 to an almost sold out crowd, close to I think 19,000 people. His stage was huge with all sorts of lights and video’s playing on these large screens in the background while he sang. The lights went dim and the screen started to raise. The band came out and then out of now where Jason Aldean shot up from the floor and flew up at least 10 feet before nailing the landing and standing their looking across the crowd. I was lucky enough to get one shot of him in mid air. The crowd went wild and the screams and fandom was overwhelming so I am glad I had my earplugs in! Jason’s energy never wavered and he engage the crowd just like he did in 2017. It was great to see him back in NC after the tragic events in Las Vegas for which he was actually on stage when the psychopath started shooting into the crowd. To see him back on stage and showing all this energy was great to see. If you ever want to see a show that will uplift you while keeping you chanting for more then check out Jason Aldeans live performance. He brings out the best country music has to offer.
— Lead Photographer Chris Sturk

Jason Aldine Williams  (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released eight albums and 24 singles. His 2010 album, My Kinda Party, is certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His 2012 album Night Train is certified double-platinum, while his 2005 self-titled debut, 2007 album Relentless, 2009 album Wide Open, 2014 album Old Boots, New Dirt are all certified platinum.

Of his singles, 19 have reached number one on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts with "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", "The Truth", "Don't You Wanna Stay" (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), "Dirt Road Anthem", "Fly Over States", "Take a Little Ride", "The Only Way I Know" (a collaboration with Luke Bryan and Eric Church), "Night Train", "When She Says Baby", "Burnin' It Down", "Just Gettin' Started", "Tonight Looks Good on You", "Lights Come On", "A Little More Summertime", "Any Ol' Barstool", “You Make It Easy”, and “Drowns the Whiskey” (a duet with Miranda Lambert). Eight more of his singles have reached the top 10.

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2017 Tour Stop

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