Back in the day, Jason Aldean songs sounded A LOT different.

In 1996, Jason Aldean wasn't really on the radar in Nashville. Mater of fact, Jason at the time wasn't even old enough to walk in to a honky tonk. Like many now-country stars, his rise to superstardom was a gradual climb to the top. In high school he fronted a band called Jason Aldean & Young Guns. They recorded an album that featured eight songs, none of which were recut for any of his solo albums. So these tracks are truly vintage.

Through the magic of YouTube, some of these classic tunes have surfaced. On the debut project, Aldean almost has a Tracy Lawrence sound to his voice. A stand-out off the record is a song titled "Cowboy Lady."

According to CMT, it wasn't until the late 90s that Jason caught a big break opening for Trisha Yearwood. His debut album was released in 2005, and was certified platinum 14 years ago this week.

Jason will return to Bangor this summer. The "Trouble with a Heartbreak" singer will hit the road on his Rock n' Roll Cowboy Tour. His show at Maine Savings Amphitheater is set for September 10, 2022. Gabby Barrett and John Morgan will open the show.

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