Country star Jason Aldean has always dreamed over packing out MLB stadiums, but the big Braves fan won't be playing, he will performing as part of his 2014 Burn It Down Tour.
Aldean had batting practice at Atlanta, and he believed growing up that playing baseball would be his life. The multiplatinum artist has certainly found a good back-up plan, but he does admit performing at several ball parks will be a dream come true.
The tour, which starts May 1st, will take in at least four ball parks including the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Washington's National Park, PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
No Turner Field as of yet for Aldean, but he says there are more on the cards, which could signal a return to his boyhood team and the completion of a childhood fantasy.
Aldean was in Manhattan today and he told MLB.com, "I grew up thinking that baseball was going to be my career path for a while. I played in high school [Windsor Academy in Macon, Ga.], had a chance to go to college and play, and kind of got into music and went down that path instead.
"To get a chance to go into some of these ballparks -- especially where I grew up watching games -- to me, it's a pretty big deal for us. I always thought I'd play them as an athlete, not so much as a musician. But at least now I can say I played the park, even if it was as a singer."