Luke Bryan, Ludacris Join Jason Aldean at Stadium Gig
Jason Aldean fulfilled a lifelong dream when he performed this Saturday (April 13) at Sanford Stadium, the home of his beloved Georgia Bulldogs. Billed as the first—and last—concert ever at the University of Georgia's football stadium in Athens, Ga., the show brought out a reported 60,000 fans, as well as a few special guests during Jason's set.
Luke Bryan, who was also on the bill along with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett, popped up to re-create Jason's Night Train duet with Luke and Eric Church, "The Only Way I Know" (minus Eric, who was readying for his own performance Sunday as part of the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Together, the Georgia boys represented the two biggest upsets of the recent ACM Awards: Luke as Entertainer of the Year, and Jason as Male Vocalist.
Rapper Ludacris was another surprise guest, rapping his way through "Dirt Road Anthem" with Jason, as the pair did at the CMT Music Awards in 2011.
Look for Jason to bring the heat to more cavernous venues this summer: He's set to play Boston's Fenway Park and Chicago's Wrigley Field in July.
And fans at the Wrigley show will get Kelly Clarkson live and in the flesh—as opposed to the high-definition video version of Kelly that dueted with Jason on "Don't You Wanna Stay" last night.