BREAKING: Jason Aldean Equipment Truck Crashes Hours Before Charleston Concert
One of Jason Aldean’s equipment trucks was involved in an accident just hours before his Charleston, West Virginia concert. According…
Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
One of Jason Aldean’s equipment trucks was involved in an accident just hours before his Charleston, West Virginia concert.
According to WOWKTV, a tractor trailer holding the country superstar’s gear crashed early Thursday (Oct. 14) morning in West Virginia on I-64.
Cabell County dispatchers reported that the crash happened around 4:20 a.m. local time near the 6th mile marker on I-64 in Huntington, West Virginia. While no injuries were reported, it appears the tractor trailer, hauling some of Aldean’s tour equipment, sustained front end damage.
Following the accident, one lane of I-64 East was shut down, however, it has since reopened.
WOWKTV morning news anchor Lily Bradley shared a photo of the incident.
#BREAKING Country music star Jason Aldean’s equipment truck crashed on I-64 in Huntington, near mile marker 6.
— Lily Bradley (@lbradleyTV) October 14, 2021
Aldean, along with his Back In The Saddle tour mates including HARDY, Lainey Wilson and DeeJay Silver, is set to perform at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. local time.
The Georgia native recently announced plans to release his 10th studio album, Macon, Georgia.
Arriving on April 22, 2022, via BBR Music Group, the two-part project features 30-tracks, including 10-live tracks and 20 new originals. The album will also feature the chart-climbing lead single, “If I Didn’t Love You,” a duet with Carrie Underwood.
On Nov. 12 fans will have access to fourteen new tracks as Aldean unleashes part 1 of his two part album.
“Where you were raised has such a big influence on who you become and for me it’s no different…especially from a music standpoint,” Aldean said. “My little hometown of Macon was heavily instrumental in my musical background. Growing up in an environment that was a crossroads between Country music, Southern rock, blues and R&B, it was just natural to blend different sounds in my on way.”
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The Back In The Saddle Tour will wrap in Tampa, Florida at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 30.
Aldean will enjoy a short break from the road before he returns to Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas for his Back in the Saddle: Las Vegas 2021 three-night mini-residency which runs December 9 through 11th.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.