Jason Aldean 's career is taking a big leap this year with a string of stadium shows and a gig co-hosting the 2013 CMT Music Awards next month. Jason's been at the top of the heap in the country world for awhile now, but he didn't get there by chance. All that success took a lot of planning and strategy. That's not to say Jason doesn't savor every moment of it like it was his last.
He says, "I've always known that it could go away as quick as it came, you know, so I feel really fortunate to be in the situation I'm in and have the career I've had so far. I mean, I hope it's a long way from being over."
Taking on new challenges like hosting the CMT Music Awards keep things interesting for Jason, and he wouldn't be happy just staying in his professional comfort zone anyway.
He explains, "At the end of my career, I don't want to look back and go, 'Man, I wish I'd have done this or I wish I'd have done that.'"
No matter how successful Jason gets, he's smart enough not to surround himself with "yes men" who'll agree with everything he says.
Jason says of his team, "I start getting too demanding and they're snapping at me. So, I think that's the other thing -- surrounding yourself with people that aren't afraid to give you a little bit of an ass-chewing when you need it."
Jason takes his Night Train tour to Boston's Fenway Park for two shows July 12 and 13.
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