OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean’s Wiffle Ball Workout

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It seems like almost every country artist has some kind of grueling workout they do while they’re on the road. But Jason Aldean? He just plays wiffle ball. “I go play wiffle ball — on the lawn of the venue — every day,” he told me this past weekend. “Me and my band play, and then sometimes we’ll play against Luke [Bryan] and his band. I played baseball my whole life, so I’m pretty good. We were playing basketball, but everybody started getting hurt.” He said too many guys were rolling their ankles, and they’d have to bring doctors in to tape those swollen ankles up before the show. “So we figured we’d try something where that was a little less likely,” he added about his fun-but-safe pre-show game. Aldean’s also not the kind of guy who’s eating lean meats and steamed veggies on the road. “We eat chicken and potato chips and drink beer,” he said.