Jason Aldean has done his part to help launch National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by announcing that his annual "Concert for the Cure" will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at Louisiana's New Orleans Arena.
Now in its eight year, Aldean's 2013 "Concert for the Cure" event will take place at a venue where his Night Train Tour was a sell-put, according to an Oct. 5 missive from the entertainer's PR camp.
Throughout the year, Aldean --who is nominated for the CMA's Entertainer of the Year trophy for the third time -- sets aside 50 cents of each concert ticket sold, then selects one show market in October and donates all proceeds to its local Susan G. Komen affiliate.
"Last year. the Komen New Orleans team needed a little over $1 million to meet all their needs, but they were only able to fund about half of that," Aldean said. "If we raise the half a million that we did last year in Dallas, we'll be able to help these women meet their goal and provide the services the town needs."
Now celebrating a second week atop the Billboard chart with his 12th No. 1 single, "Night Train," Aldean landed three nods in this year's CMA Awards, which will be held Nov. 6, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church.
For now, though, the Georgia-born performer's mind is not on trophy wins, but on helping others via this month's "Concert for the Cure."
"I can't wait to see an arena full of pink in support of such a great cause!" he exclaimed.
Video bonus: To see Aldean's official "Night Train" music video, please access the clip embedded with this post.