Country singer Jason Aldean poses on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in New York after announcing his Burn It Down tour. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Aldean is heading to the centerfield.
The country star said he's partnering with Major League Baseball to launch a 50-date stadium tour this spring. Some of the dates will be announced later Thursday.
The 36-year-old said in an interview that "it doesn't seem like that long ago we were playing little clubs." He added that playing stadiums is "pretty overwhelming sometimes, but I love it."
Aldean's latest album, "Night Train," is nominated for best country album at the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards. The singer said he's honored to be up for the prize, but added: "If we win it, we do, if we don't, we don't."
Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr will open Aldean's tour.
Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.