Jason Aldean kept his attire low key Tuesday (Oct. 8) at Regal Cinemas in Nashville as he addressed a crowd of industry heavy-hitters and media for a private screening of Jason Aldean: Night Train to Georgia, his new concert film.
Dressed in a T-shirt, jeans and black baseball cap, the singer seemed completely humbled by the moment as he thanked everyone profusely for simply showing up to see the film.
It's a full-circle moment that represents the culmination of hard work, blood, sweat, tears, triumphs and even some failures over many years.
The day Aldean returned to his home state to become the first music artist ever to perform at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium, it was a sold-out show for 66,000 screaming fans.
He sat in the front of the theater and watched along with us, reliving every moment of the incredible experience. The film captures Aldean and his team in the planning stages of the big night, the crew preparing the massive stage and other activities leading up to the glorious and electric moment when he took the stage.
But the film also shows Aldean's human side, too. In revealing interviews edited throughout the film, he opens up about his rise to fame, his competitive nature and his slightly shy personality. You'll also get to see him in a rare off-the-road moment, but I won't reveal too much more about that. You'll just have to watch.
Part of the fun of watching the film is not knowing what to expect next. However, I will tell you it includes hit after hit delivered with unbridled musical punch and swagger. But if you know anything about Aldean, you knew to expect that already.
The DVD hits stores Tuesday (Oct. 15). You can catch a 30-minute excerpt from Night Train to Georgia in a special premiere Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.