Press Release

Pandora Presents: Backroads with Jason Aldean, The Most Played Country Artist in Pandora History

Company Release - 10/23/2018 9:00 AM ET

Fans Can RSVP Now to Event Featuring Special Guest Steven Lee Olsen

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As previously announced, on Nov. 27, Pandora (NYSE: P), the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., will host Backroads, a live celebration featuring current three-time CMA nominee Jason Aldean, who serves as the top played Country artist for the platform in Pandora history. Steven Lee Olsen, whose new album Timing Is Everything is due out Nov. 9th, has been confirmed to open the show which will take place in the heart of Nashville at Marathon Music Works. Fans can RSVP for free HERE.

“In the last year, Pandora has served up billions of listening hours for country music,” said Jeff Zuchowski, Vice President of Artist Marketing and Industry Relations at Pandora. “Jason Aldean fans have contributed to many of those hours and we’re thrilled to have him be part of Backroads along with Steven Lee Olsen, giving our loyal country fans an opportunity to experience them live.”

“It’s cool to get to play shows like this where you know the fans are all going to be some of the biggest out there,” stated Jason Aldean. “We’re looking forward to having a chance to thank them for all their support.”

To get excited for the free live music event, listeners can tune into Pandora’s premier station for the next generation of country music: Backroads. The station features music tailored for our biggest country listeners with their favorite stars and breaking acts.

Pandora Presents: Backroads attendees will be treated to custom encounters from sponsors including Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Ashley HomeStore®, Goody’s®, Mid-South Ford Dealers, OceanSpray®, Sierra Trading Post®, part of the T.J.Maxx®, Marshalls® and HomeGoods® family, The Krystal Company and Tony Chachere’s® Famous Creole Cuisine.

Advance Auto Parts is giving fans the chance to win an exclusive meet and greet with Jason Aldean at the show! Follow @AdvanceAuto on Twitter or @AdvanceAutoParts on Instagram and post using #AdvanceSweepstakes for a chance to win! Please note your social media profile must be public to enter and you can enter once per day! Additional prizing details included on the RSVP page.

ABOUT JASON ALDEAN:

Three-time and reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean is only the second Country act in history to score four consecutive chart-toppers on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with his current GOLD certified album REARVIEW TOWN, which follows his six previous LPs that achieved PLATINUM certification or better. Following his 21st career No. One and multi-week chart topper "Drowns the Whiskey" featuring Miranda Lambert, Aldean releases his follow-up single to Country radio with "Girl Like You" serving as the third release from his record-breaking eighth studio album. He continues the momentum behind the multi-week chart topper and RIAA's only PLATINUM Country song released in 2018, "You Make It Easy,” as he blends together sensual rhythms with powerful vocals. The path paved by his wide-open sure-footed approach has defined the genre’s 21st century including more than 17 million total album sales and countless recognition from the GRAMMYs, ACMs, CMAs, BBMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. He is a perennial live-show favorite for the format as he has headlined the biggest stadiums in the United States and just wrapped his HIGH NOON NEON TOUR. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.

ABOUT STEVEN LEE OLSEN:

Steven Lee Olsen has been honing his craft as an artist and a songwriter since moving to Nashville from Toronto in 2004. He recently co-wrote the 2017 NSAI Song of the Year, the double-platinum hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color” for Keith Urban — a song that also nabbed multiple nominations from the Grammys, CMA and ACM. He also penned Kip Moore’s No. 1 hit “More Girls Like You” and several cuts over the years from diverse artists such as Garth Brooks, 98 Degrees and The Judds. His debut album project “Timing is Everything” is being self-released on SLO Circus Records in partnership with The Orchard/Sony Music Canada, Warner Chappell and Rhythm House available everywhere Nov. 9th. For more information go to www.stevenleeolsen.com.

ABOUT PANDORA

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Pandora
Heidi Anne-Noel
Hanne-noel@pandora.com

Source: Pandora