2019 is looking to be a jampacked year of country music tours and events as the hottest artists such as Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and so many more gear up to entertain thousands of adoring fans. From coast to coast, there is a show for everyone.
Superstar Carrie Underwood will kick off her 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360 on May 1 in support of her latest album Cry Pretty. The 55 arena dates will see Underwood performing on a stage in the middle of venues so fans can have an all-access view of the show. The tour will run until Oct. 31 where it'll conclude at Detroit, Michigan's newly built Little Caesars Arena. Another country giant, Kenny Chesney, is taking his latest set on the road as well for the Songs for the Saints tour beginning on April 19. His new album Songs for Saints is the first under new label Warner Bros Records and was inspired by the damage caused by 2017's Hurricane Irma.
"The Voice" coach Blake Shelton announced he will heading out on the road for the Friends and Heroes tour beginning on Valentine's Day in Oklahoma City at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. He'll have enough time to complete the six-week tour before "The Voice" goes live as he takes the show to 18 major markets on the east coast and in the Midwest. The tour supports his most recent album Texoma Shore which hit No. 1 on the charts.
In support of his latest release Desperate Man, cool cat Eric Church will kick off his Double Down Tour on Jan. 18 where he will play two shows in each of the cities he visits including the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota in February (Tickets). Newbie band Midland will take their album On the Rocks to venues across America for the Electric Rodeo tour beginning in February, highlighting why Texas is home to so many country acts. The band's single "Burn Out" reached No. 15 on the airplay charts and is a top 30 on Hot Country Songs peaking at No. 21.
"Peter Pan" singer Kelsea Ballerini is part of all-female trio storming America in 2019. Her tour, Miss Me More, is the supporting act for pop superstar Kelly Clarkson's own Meaning of Life tour. Ballerini will join Clarkson and "The Voice" winner Brynn Cartelli for a powerhouse trek on a stage Clarkson commissioned so fans have a wider view of the concert. Ballerini recently re-released her sophomore album Unapologetically featuring four new songs including "I Think I Fell in Love Today."
Another "Voice" winner Cassadee Pope will also be touring alongside Clare Dunn and Hannah Ellis for the CMT Next Women of Country tour. While Pope has been working hard to make a name for herself, the tour is designed to showcase women in country's future. The 11-date tour begins on April 11 in Tampa, Florida at The Orpheum (Tickets).
2019 isn't all just about tours. The legendary George Strait added additional dates to his shows in Vegas but on June 8, he will head to Ohio for the Buckeye Country Superfest where he will join Blake Shelton and Midland. Additionally, he'll travel to Fort Worth, Texas to play a set at the Dixies Arena on Nov. 22. Strait retired from touring but still continues to play one-off shows here and there.
Icons Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn recently announced additional dates for their Together in Vegas residency in 2019. The trio will perform at the Colosseum on June 26, 28, 29 and again on July 3, 5 and 6. The lifelong friends have already played for over 300,000 fans and concert-goers.