Following in the footsteps of country music’s most celebrated headliners like Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley, Country Music Television (CMT) has handpicked Jason Aldean...

Following in the footsteps of country music’s most celebrated headliners like Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley, Country Music Television (CMT) has handpicked Jason Aldean to lead the tradition into its seventh consecutive year. CMT on Tour ’08: Jason Aldean, featuring special guests Lady Antebellum, kicks off on October 8 in Cullowhee, NC, and continues through November 22 in Bangor, ME.

The 20-date tour includes a number of college towns, whose young crowds make up the majority of Aldean’s passionate fan base. Tickets for the first weekend are on sale August 22.

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.

Lady Antebellum’s 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,” Aldean said about CMT on Tour in a statement. “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 itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

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