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Silver joins Aldean at concert

DJ opening for country star at Blossom Music Center

By KELLY MAILE Staff Writer Published: May 11, 2017 4:00 AM
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Dee Jay Silver has grown to become one of country music's biggest and busiest entertainers.

The Nashville-based DJ and producer holds a residency at the Rehab Pool at the Vegas Hard Rock, hosted the iHeartCountry Music Festival over the weekend and will be joining good friend Jason Aldean for an 8th tour as the country superstar's resident DJ.

"If you've never seen a Jason Aldean show you should show up," Silver said in an interview this week. "He hits you with number one hit after number one hit. It's like having a loaded juke box in front of you. If you wonder why Jason won Entertainer of the Year, you've never seen his show."

Silver was making appearances at Academy of Country Music Awards events during "The Week Vegas Goes Country" eight years ago when he met Aldean.

"I was in Vegas," Silver said. "He heard me play. We realized we had the same agent and I was introduced to Jason. He asked me to go on tour two weeks later. We became quick friends. Everyone's got a role in life. My job is to get the crowd ready for the super star."

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Silver will open for Aldean at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Blossom Music Center. He'll spin everything from Bruno Mars, Run-D.M.C. and Luke Bryan.

"I grew up with my daddy, all he would play is country music and gospel," Silver said. "Like any other kid I like gangsta rap. Country music was what I knew. As long as I can remember whether it's in Vegas, L.A. or Cancun, I've been known as the guy who plays country music in the middle of his set."

He also spins original songs like "Just Got Paid" featuring Austin Webb.

"It's one of my favorite songs that I've ever written," Silver sad. "Straight down the line country, a fun sound that works for anyone."

His latest single "Made To Do" features the vocals of Golden, the singer songwriter and guitarist for Sam Hunt.

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"'Made To Do' is about traveling to different cities, playing Vegas on Friday and New York on Saturday," Silver said. "I wrote that song in LaGuardia Airport leaving from New York to Nashville. Changing time zones, you're in the biggest city by yourself you feel alone until you play to the crowd."

Silver co-wrote Colt Ford's "Young Americans," a new track featuring Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and his brother Josh Kelley, appearing on his album "Love Hope Faith" out this month.

"I wrote that for the follow-up to 'Just Got Paid,'" Silver said. "Colt asked if he could have it. I love what he did with that."

Silver will tour throughout the summer on Jason Aldean's "They Don't Know" Tour. This year's cross-country trekalso featuring Chris Young and Kane Brown kicked off April 27 in Toledo, OH with stops in Albuquerque, Chicago, Toronto, Long Island, Cincinnati, San Diego and many others.

Of his success streak, Silver said, "it's a lot of luck and meeting good people. It's also delivering when you get on stage. Doing something different for the next guy. Every show you try to better yourself and hope it gives you a chance to play somewhere else. It's such a warming thing to get on stage with Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and see all the walks of life of every genre of music just standing in front of me."

Silver hosts his own national radio show "The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver." He also runs his own baby clothing line, "Nice Nice Babies" that he started after he and his wife, Jenna welcomed their first child, Wake, in 2016.

"It's so hard to find cool kids clothes, so I made my own line," Silver said.


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