Rocking Out With Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean Ride All Night Tour

Jason Aldean Ride All Night Tour Rocked Globe Life Park

“Mom, are we doing anything fun for my birthday tomorrow?”, my soon to be eleven year old asked. My matter of fact response, I have a surprise planned. I might have buried the lead. I was taking her to her first concert and the final country concert at Globe Life Park in Arlington. After school, I told her to change into jeans, cowboy boots and grab her jacket. And then I casually mentioned, we’re headed to see Jason Aldean.

Again, I didn’t tell her I was also photographing the concert or that her favorite artist, Kane Brown was opening for Aldean. I’m not sure there’s a better way for a Texan to spend a birthday than watching a live country concert in a ballpark.

Carly Pearce Ride All Night Tour
Carly Pearce opens for Jason Aldean. Photo by Kristin Barclay

When Carly Pearce took the stage, Globe Life Park was still fairly empty. Concertgoers were either stuck in the infamous DFW traffic, or pre-gaming nearby. They missed Carly warm up the crowd as she sang a few of our favorites including “Every Little Thing” and “If My Name Was Whiskey”. From her ear to ear smile and energy level, it’s clear the new “Mrs. Ray” loves performing live.

Carly Pearce
Carly Pearce sporting her Mrs. Ray jacket. Photo by Kristin Barclay

Kane Brown’s A Fan Favorite

Kane Brown Ride All Night Tour
Kane Brown opens for Jason Aldean Photo by Kristin Barclay

By the time Kane Brown came out, the stadium was packed and almost everyone was on their feet. My daughter was singing word for word to Brown’s “What Ifs”. Meanwhile, I was wishing I was 2-3 feet taller as I tried to get photos over the crowd. Kane’s interaction with the crowd and humble attitude makes him easy to fall in love with. I’m obsessed with his song “Good As You”, but my favorite moment of the night was singing along with “One Thing Right”. My daughter and I locked arms and sang “But I got one thing right”, together as the night turned cooler.

Kane Brown

It was closer to 8:30 when Jason Aldean hit the stage with his Ride All Night tour. Despite the chilly weather, the crowd was warmed up and ready to match Aldean’s high energy performance. We were in the never-ending line for the women’s restroom when Aldean opened with “Take a Little Ride”. Note: if they sold a FastPass or VIP line for restrooms at concerts/events, I would totally be on board!

Globe Life Was A Crazy Town & Aldean Was Mayor

Aldean was performing “Crazy Town” by the time we got back to our seats and the stadium was packed, the fans were amped. Colder air moved in, the full moon rose above the ballpark, but Jason and his band kept us entertained. We two stepped in the aisle, snapped selfies, and sang along with our favorites. Unlike some artists, Aldean doesn’t believe in the “encore”. So when he announced, “we’re just going to play everything we have”, the crowd responded with enthusiasm.

The hour and half flew by as they played hits like “My Kinda Party”, “Big Green Tractor” and his new single “We Back.” His drummer played like he was auditioning for the Hall of Fame, as Aldean criss crossed the stage throughout the night. When Kane Brown joined him for “Dirt Road Anthem”

I tried to soak it all in and just live in the moment. It won’t be long before my daughter will prefer to attend concerts with her friends. But I’ll remember the Friday night we wore our cowboy boots, sang at the top of our lungs and then came home to soak our aching feet while eating cheeseburgers on the edge of the tub.

Jason Aldean’s new album “9” will be released on November 22, but can be pre-ordered now. While the album may be titled nine, it has sixteen tracks. His single “We Back” is currently being played on country music stations.

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Kristin Barclay
Kristin Barclay graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Journalism and Advertising. Throughout her career, Kristin has demonstrated a passion for storytelling and a commitment to providing accurate, timely, and informative news coverage. She has a deep understanding of the issues and concerns facing local communities and has earned a reputation as a trusted source for reliable news and information. In addition to her work as an editor and journalist, Kristin is also a skilled writer and has written articles on a wide range of topics, including politics, business, education, and culture. She has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting compelling stories that engage and inform readers. Kristin is also an active member of the community and has volunteered her time and resources to numerous organizations and causes. She believes in the importance of giving back and making a positive impact on the world around us. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kristin Barclay is also a passionate advocate for local journalism and the role it plays in keeping communities informed and engaged. She believes strongly in the importance of supporting local news outlets and is dedicated to ensuring that quality journalism remains a vital part of our society. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys traveling both for business and pleasure. She loves exploring new places, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures. Whether she's on a business trip or a vacation, Kristin is always eager to discover what makes each place unique and special. Kristin's passions include boots, bourbon, dogs and college football. She is a self-proclaimed boot aficionado and has an impressive collection of cowboy boots that she wears with pride. She also enjoys sipping on a good bourbon and spending time with her husband and beloved border collies. Last but certainly not least, Kristin is the proud mother of two children who bring joy and meaning to her life. She is deeply committed to being a loving and supportive parent, and her children are her greatest source of inspiration and motivation