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ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean to Host Westwood One’s Labor Day Special

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“Workin’ Hard Country” to feature an Array of A-list Guest Stars

NEW YORK, NY – August 17, 2016 – Summer will not go quietly, if RIAA’s top digital Country male artist of all time, Jason Aldean, has anything to say about it! The multi-platinum Country superstar will host Workin’ Hard Country, Westwood One’s Labor Day salute to America’s work force. Westwood One's holiday music specials have become a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers.

Aldean will fire up the party with his signature wide-open sound, including his wistful new single "A Little More Summertime,” his 17th career #1, "Lights Come On,” and more new music from his seventh studio album THEY DON’T KNOW (Broken Bow Records), available September 9. The four-hour music-intensive end-of-summer blowout will feature music from the Platinum singer/songwriter's A-list buddies, including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and more.

Stations can air Westwood One’s Labor Day holiday special Workin’ Hard Country any time Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5, 2016 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Donny Walker at (615) 727-6987 or dwalker@westwoodone.com.

About Jason Aldean

Hot on the heels of his 17th career No. One this week, Academy of Country Music’s “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean deploys “A Little More Summertime” to Country Radio serving as the second release from the multi-Platinum singer’s newly announced seventh studio album THEY DON’T KNOW (Broken Bow Records), available Sept. 9. Aldean has teamed up with longtime producer Michael Knox on the forthcoming album along with the same band on-and-off stage for a full decade. The new music follows the coveted ACM Triple Crown winner's OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT which debuted at the No. One spot on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, earned its PLATINUM certification only nine weeks after release and spawned three consecutive No. Ones. Aldean has "never been afraid to let his diverse musical interests influence his sound” (The Oklahoman) as each album released has earned PLATINUM or better tallying more than 14 million album sales. Aldean is currently headlining his SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR featuring Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses and DJ Silver and for more information on new music and a full list of tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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