The Hottest Country Tours Happening in 2020
While we’re still on tenterhooks waiting to hear what the Dixie Chicks tour will look like, that doesn’t mean there is nothing to get excited about for fans of live country music. Country music enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice come the new decade, with everyone from Kenny Chesney to Miranda Lambert setting out with the goal of entertaining a few thousand fans a night.
Take a look at our picks for the hottest country tours of 2020.
The king of beach country returns in 2020, bringing his occasionally ruinous traveling party along with him. Chesney’s Chillaxification tour will fill arenas from April to August next year, allowing fans all over the US to appreciate the warm weather with the most appropriate music.
Shania isn’t exactly touring. If you could see fit to head out to Vegas, though, she’ll have a show for you. The pop-country legend will play a series of residency dates at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The shows are limited to a handful of dates in March, May and June, so fans of albums like Up! should grab tickets sooner rather than later.
Luke Combs is taking a leisurely stroll through the United States in 2020, playing shows in snatches starting in February. The “Beer Never Broke My Heart” singer will play arenas from Albuquerque to Myrtle Beach before wrapping his tour in July.
Miranda Lambert‘s Wildcard tour will take her all over the country starting in January. While the majority of her shows are in the US, never let it be said that Lambert forgot about our neighbors to the north. The “Kerosene” singer will close out her tour by running all the way across Canada in the first week of May.
Who would of thought that the “Hicktown” guy would be an enduring country megastar? Aldean‘s an old hand at arena tours now, so expect his 2020 tour to be firing on all cylinders as he brings fans hits like “Rearview Town” and “Dirt Road Anthem” through March.
Jason Aldean with Chase Rice, John Morgan, Dee Jay SilverAllen County War Memorial Coliseum · Fort Wayne, IN
Little Big Town
Little Big Town knows they are a (little) big deal. That’s why many of their 2020 stops are back-to-back shows at the same venue, giving all their fans a chance to hear hits like “Boondocks” and “Over Drinking.” The tour behind their album Nightfall will run well into May.
Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay have reached a level of pop music stardom that they are collaborating with Justin Bieber. It stands to reason that they would play some Beiber-sized rooms of their own. And that’s exactly what they plan to do on their aptly named (Arena) Tour. It will keep them on the road from March all the way through October.
Brantley Gilbert‘s not one to repeat himself. He promised as much when he announced his 2020 tour Fire’t Up, telling fans that they could expect an entirely new experience from any of his other tours as he plays out his new album Fire & Brimstone. That trek keeps Gilbert on the road from January to May, before he closes out with a set at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Morgan Wallen might not be as big as the other names on this list, but a listen to his songs will show you he’s well on the way there. Wallen will take his Whiskey Glasses Roadshow on tour starting in January and wrap it in May with a show at Denver’s Fillmore.