Selfies and ‘Shine: Jason Aldean’s George Strait Moment

Jason Aldean hardly ever sends out his own personal tweets. So when he does — and he includes a photo — you know it is something to celebrate. On Sunday night (Jan. 12), this is what he posted on Twitter:

“Hangin with the one and only Mr. @GeorgeStrait at our show last week. Coolest dude ever,” Aldean said.

But it was the photo he posted that spoke a thousand words.

It was taken Thursday (Jan. 9), the night Strait’s Cowboy Rides Away tour kicked off in Bossier City, La.

But make no mistake. This is not just your run-of-the-mill, two-artists-standing-together-feigning-friendship kind of photo. In it, Aldean and Strait look like they are on Aldean’s tour bus (although it could also be Strait’s bus), sharing some moonshine. A big old Mason jar full of it. And one of them — not sure if it is Strait or Aldean — already has a full glass on the rocks.

Another thing I’m not sure of is exactly when this photo was taken. Was it before the show — with the moonshine acting like an anxiety medication of sorts? Or after — to celebrate all the great country music they’d just shared with the fans in Louisiana?

Either way, it’s good to see the two stars getting their ’shine on.

Strait’s farewell tour continues this week when Eric Church joins him for a couple of stops. Then Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and more will take over the opening slot on the dates throughout the first half of 2014.