Jason Aldean rocked an early-morning crowd in New York City’s Central Park today, delivering three songs as part of Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series.
Along with his groundbreaking rap-crossover, “Dirt Road Anthem,” and his 17th Number One hit, “Lights Come On,” Aldean and crew brought modern country’s cool factor to the Big Apple with his current single, “A Little More Summertime” — even though it was the kind of muggy, sweltering day that makes fall seem far, far away in New York.
All about a sunny fling coming to an end with the changing of the season, Aldean’s bluesy ode to lonely winter months in a vacation beach town still felt pretty new to him and fans alike (it’s currently at Number 22 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart). Live in Central Park at such an early hour — with joggers, commuters and tourists starting their day — conveying heartbrokenness with a little bit of pissed off seemed like a challenge, but Aldean found his mark with the help of some hard-rocking guitars and pounding drums.
“A Little More Summertime” is the second single from the star’s seventh studio album, They Don’t Know, arriving September 9th. During the GMA performance, Aldean also spoke about his upcoming Concert for the Cure event, now in its 11th year of helping fund breast cancer research and awareness. This year’s concert takes place October 25th at the Grand Ole Opry as part of the Opry Goes Pink 2016 initiative, with all proceeds going to the Nashville chapter of the Susan G. Komen foundation. So far, Aldean has raised $2.3 million for the cause.