AT&T Block Party
Can’t make it to Dallas? Watch the live stream of Eli Young Band and Jason Aldean starting at 6:30 p.m. CT on April 4 at uverse.com/blockparty. Visit now to RSVP.
Jason Aldean (8:30-10 p.m. CT)
With more than 8.5 million records sold and 12 No. one hits under his belt, entertainer Jason Aldean released one of 2012's most buzzed about new albums, the PLATINUM selling, #1 NIGHT TRAIN. Entertainment Weekly calls Aldean's delivery on the album "epic," and Billboard points to the singer pushing the limits to move his "sound forward sonically, vocally and lyrically." Aldean sold out each of the shows on his previous MY KINDA PARTY TOUR – often in minutes the day they went on sale. He has broken over 40 venue attendance records, and the tour has gone on to sell an unparalleled 1.9 million tickets. He also recently sold out four stadium shows during his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR. His last album, MY KINDA PARTY, was the top-selling country album of 2011 and the fifth-best seller across all genres. It spawned five consecutive No. one hits including the TRIPLE PLATINUM “Dirt Road Anthem” and the crossover smash “Don’t You Wanna Stay” feat. Kelly Clarkson.
Eli Young Band (6:30-8 p.m. CT)
Somewhere in the midst of 10,000 towns, along a lonely highway between packing clubs in their native Texas years ago and more recently performing stadiums on one of country music’s hottest tours, the Eli Young Band became more than a band. They became a brotherhood. Camaraderie and creativity fused into an intoxicating cocktail that has propelled the talented foursome to the vanguard of contemporary country music. With three No. 1 hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for their hit “Crazy Girl,” the Eli Young Band approached their second Republic Nashville album, 10,000 Towns, with a sense of confidence and purpose.
The Wild Feathers (5-6 p.m. CT)
Long before it got broken up into a million sub-genres, rock & roll was just rock & roll. Pure, true, organic. Six strings, booming harmonies and the call of the open road. It’s a singularly American tradition that Nashville’s The Wild Feathers are full-force dedicated to not only preserving but also – more importantly - evolving. Their sound melds the five unique voices of Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly, and Ben Dumas, taking inspiration from across the musical spectrum – country, blues, folk and rock – and spinning it into a roaring web of warm, cosmic melodies with vintage roots and modern tones. The Wild Feathers are a rock band that feels impossibly fresh with the air of having been here all along. Ricky, Joel, Taylor and Preston were all lead singers before they came together as The Wild Feathers, fronting their own bands and writing songs with their own distinct sounds. All hailing from Texas with the exception of Joel (Oklahoma), each member grew up with a deep sense of southern musical traditions, while at the same time being raised on records like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Tom Petty.