Jason Aldean, Kristy Lee Cook, Lindsay Ell and David Fanning were only a few Broken Bow artists showcased during a private event in downtown Nashville this week. Taking the stage with rock and pop-tinged country slammers, the starstudded lineup highlighted the best of the best that you're not listening to.
Fanning kicked off the night with an electric two-song set that certainly got the crowd (and everyone's hearts) racing. Ell (with her vibrant new anthem "Shut Me Up") was a real standout, as she tore into her guitar with poise—confidentally showing off her luscious musicianship and grounded vocals. Then came showings from Jackie Lee (who appeared briefly on American Idol Season 8) with his stellar new single "She Does" and powerhouse Kristy Lee Cook (with her bold anthemic single "Looking For A Cowgirl"). These exciting performers were only the primers for the biggest star of the night: Mister Jason Aldean.
Despite not earning a single CMA nomination this year (much to the confusion of most country fans), Aldean did not slow down—launching into several of his most well-known hits (like "My Kinda Party" and "Tattoo On This Town"). In between taking a few delcious fireball shots, the night's prized moment came with a bit of industry recognition. With Broken Bows excutive Vice President Jon Loba at the helm (who announced Aldean's resigning "for many years to come"), the singer was presented with a double-platinum plaque for 2012's Night Train, signifying sales in excess of two million copies (as certified by the RIAA), and another for a career to-date album sales total of 10 million. A wonderful wrinkle in time left Aldean rather speechless, as he then poised with his accolades.
Performances from new signee Brooke Eden (a stunning spitfire), Parmalee, Chase Bryant and Dustin Lynch followed, wrapping up a great night of down-home country music.
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