OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean Is a Touring Addict

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I know it’s just a saying, but it still makes me LOL when I hear Jason Aldean say that being on the road is “like being on crack.” But that’s what he said in a radio interview when he was trying to make the point that he’s really, really, really into what he does for a living. “I’ve been at home for a couple of months. I’m about to go nuts,” he admitted. “Being an entertainer is like being on crack. You go without it for a little bit and you start freaking out,” he said. “So I’m ready to get back out.” Luckily for Aldean and his die-hard fan base, his My Kinda Party tour kicks off this Friday (Jan. 21) in North Little Rock, Ark.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.