Country star Jason Aldean heads for Maine

PORTLAND – Jason Aldean, who leads the new crop of young country music stars, has been selected to headline CMT On Tour ’08, which will make a stop Friday, Nov. 21, at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

He will be joined by reigning ACM Top New Group Lady Antebellum, whose debut album landed at No. 1 on the Billboard chart earlier this year.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the civic center box office and at They are $29.75 and $19.75 plus additional fees.

Aldean was selected by CMT for his electrifying stage show honed from years of performing live in bars and clubs across the Southeast. He has sold almost 2 million albums, had had five consecutive Top 10 hits and has received a trove of accolades and awards.

Opening will be newcomer Eric Durrance.

“It is such a surreal feeling to look behind the bus and see semitrucks with my name on them,” said 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.”

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