By now, with the emergence of artists like Taylor Swift, the world has opened its eyes to the popularity of country music. Country music has truly become America’s favorite genre (we can prove it), mostly because of its diversity and the accessibility of its artists to young and old alike. Lucky for us, 2014 is looking like an awesome year for country. Check out our comprehensive list of the best upcoming country concerts below.
Miranda Lambert: 26 upcoming concerts from 6/7 to 9/6
Miranda Lambert is country’s reigning female vocalist of the year, as bestowed by both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. Not to mention, she received the top country female vocal performance honor at the most recent Grammy Awards. Frequent flyers, beware: Miranda Lambert has racked up more awards points than you fly in a year.
Luke Bryan: 63 upcoming concerts from 4/25 to 10/25
Luke Bryan is a superstar in the making and the career growth from his first to his second to his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines, is the proof. Bryan burst on the scene in 2007 with his unique blend of a down-to-earth personality, movie star good looks and relatable lyrics.
Lady Antebellum: 49 upcoming concerts from 4/25 to 9/7
Lady Antebellum is a Grammy award winning country-pop trio, originally formed in Nashville Tennessee in 2006. Lady Antebellum won Record of the Year, as well as Song of the Year in 2011 with the single “Need You Now”. The group is currently on tour with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves.
Dierks Bentley: 44 upcoming concerts from 5/3 to 9/27
Dierk’s passion for classic country music earned him membership in the Grand Ole Opry, where he was the third youngest artist ever to be inducted. Through the critically acclaimed Up On The Ridge album, he’s earned ten Grammy nods. Dierks has long surpassed to “One To Watch” moniker; he is now “One To Catch,” before tickets to his shows leave your grasp, that is.
Rascal Flatts: 44 upcoming concerts from 4/26 to 9/21
Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 22.5 million albums, 28 million digital downloads and delivered 14 No. 1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade and as one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 7 million concert tickets, and counting.
Willie Nelson: 55 upcoming concerts from 4/29 to 11/26
While it’s common now for pop artists to attempt their own adaptations of the American Songbook, Nelson practically invented the approach. He set the standard playing the standards more than thirty years ago with Stardust, which was perhaps this “outlaw” entertainer’s most daring move, and an album that many thought would get him laughed out of the biz. Look who’s laughing now.
Tim McGraw: 45 upcoming concerts from 5/8 to 9/12
Since the release of his first album in 1993, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, dominated the charts with 33 No. one singles, and won three GRAMMY’s, 14 ACM Awards, 12 CMA Awards and 10 AMA’s, while simultaneously maintaining a career as a successful actor. Nielsen-BDS recently certified McGraw as the most-played Country artist of the past 20 years with more than 10 million spins and Mediabase recognized him as the most-played Country artist in the history of their service.
Arguably the preeminent male country artist to emerge in the 2000s, Brad Paisley blends the past with the present, paying constant tribute to his forefathers but pushing the music forward all the while. Paisley’s first five albums all went platinum, and he had 13 number one country singles, never forgetting along the way to showcase his wry humor, sentimentality, and guitar prowess.
Zac Brown Band: 29 upcoming concerts from 5/23 to 8/16
Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music’s most heralded acts. The band’s three platinum-selling albums have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of ten No. 1 hit singles. On the road, the group performed for over 1.3 million fans in 2013 with 70+ headline dates and more than a dozen major festival appearances.