Jason Aldean has a direct line to his fans thanks to his Twitter account, and he thinks it helps keep things personal with them even though he now has more than 640,000 followers.
"I think it's great for us established artists to be able to kind of still stay connected with fans," Jason says. "Kind of let them know what's going on with whatever you're doing."
Jason wishes he'd had Twitter and Facebook and other social networks when he was trying to make it as a country star. He says, "I know how hard it was as a musician. Unless people actually showed up and came to your show, there was no way to reach those people."
Now, Jason is amazed to see the careers of music superstars like Justin Bieber actually begin on YouTube. Bieber was first discovered through videos he posted online of himself singing.
Says Jason, "That's a prime example. You know, he's one of the biggest artists that we have right now, and the guy got discovered singing songs on YouTube. That to me sums it up."
You can follow Jason on Twitter @jason_aldean, but he's still reaching fans the old-fashioned way through live performances. Jason continues his My Kinda Party 2012 tour Thursday in Jacksonville, FL.
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