Almost every huge country music superstar has announced a massive tour for this year, and I, for one, am so excited to get my concert season started! Last year was a personal record for me as I attended 27 concerts throughout the year and was treated to some amazing live music by the genre’s best stars. This year is turning out to be no different! Here are a few of the already announced tours that I am most excited to attend this year.
It’s been nearly five years since I’ve seen Carrie Underwood on tour (last time was during her Play On Tour) and I can’t wait to see what she does on this new tour. This tour is going to be first for Underwood as she plans to perform “in the round” for the first time in her career. After watching the numerous teaser videos she’s been posting on social media, the production value of this tour is going to be tremendously high and looks to provide fans with an experience only a superstar of her caliber can provide. She’ll be joined on the road by special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. All the tour dates can be found here.
On November 16, 2015, America was treated to a HUGE announcement from legendary (yes, legendary) country group the Dixie Chicks. For the first time in 10 years, they would embark on a tour of the United States during the summer of 2016. Immediately fans all over the country were asking if the news was real. Even I had a hard time believing if the announcement was true. It’s unclear if this tour will one in support of new music, but fans are excited to hear all their favorite songs and hits from the ladies. Tour dates can be found here.
The reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, is set to embark on his Kill the Lights Tour. The superstar is no stranger to selling out arenas, amphitheaters, and stadiums across the country with his high energy shows. This year, he’ll hit the road with guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. Though I don’t like the direction Luke has taken with his music, I am looking forward to seeing this tour later this year, especially LBT. Tour dates and tickets can be found here.
CMA, ACM, and Grammy award winner, Kacey Musgraves, is currently taking her down-home, straight forward style of country music on the road. Her Country & Western Rhinestone Revue has already hit several cities across the U.S. and she just announced even more dates. Though an Arizona date has yet to be added to the list, I am hopeful that it will be. I have yet to see this talented singer live, but from what I’ve read about the tour, this is show is a must see! In addition to her own tour dates, Kacey will also be opening shows for George Strait when he returns for a few dates in Las Vegas. All her tour dates can be found here.
4-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney, is ready to embark on one of his most ambitious tours yet: a complete stadium tour. Chesney is one of country music’s best live performers and continues to elevate his high energy shows each year. From massive stage productions to the best openers in the genre, Kenny has become king of the road. This tour will feature huge guests in Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, and Old Dominion, with a few dates including Little Big Town. This is guaranteed to be a stellar show you won’t want to miss. Tour dates and tickets can be purchased here.