It seems that the Red Sox’s dismal performance this season is not the only thing headed south(ern) at Fenway Park. On Thursday, country music star Jason Aldean announced he will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park at a concert date next summer. The announcement was made in front of the infamous Green Monster along with Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino and members of the team who made a celebratory clip for the singer that played on Fenway’s video board.
“Being the first country music artist to ever come here and headline a show is amazing,” Aldean said. “It’s going to be a fun night. Over the last several years, my career, especially the touring side of that, has been pretty amazing. It’s been growing. So thank you guys for having us. I can’t wait for July 13.”
Red Sox players David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Jarrod Saltalamacchia welcomed Aldean in the promotional video. Aldean walked out of the dugout to make the announcement amidst the sounds of his new album playing on the loudspeakers, and later signed the wall inside the Green Monster scoreboard.
This will be Aldean’s first ever stadium tour, and he will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett at his Boston stop.