Country music has always been about appealing to the everyman. From its humble Nashville origins, country heartlanders wrote and sang about the purely American experience, the tireless struggle for prosperity, the resounding comfort we find in those close to us, and the fruitful, or futile, labors of love. Nowadays, country remains the music for common folk, but it has seen diversification, as several country musicians realize the masses are yearning for a good time. Two of the biggest country events are the CMA Music Awards are an annual event that celebrates the best of country music and the CMA Music Festival celebrates these artists each year with a country music festival. Both are held in Nashville, the capital of country music. In 2017, the CMA Festival is June 8th-11th.
Prime country acts such as the Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton have cemented themselves as the hottest country acts of the decade with a number of crossover hits on the pop charts and a penchant for making country concerts a prime destination on a sultry summer evening.
Those with more traditional country tastes will definitely want to check out the Zac Brown Band, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, who have revitalized the songwriting, storytelling and pathos of the genre’s legends. Those with really traditional coutry tastes will be happy to know Dolly Parton is still talking about working the "9 to 5," and Willie Nelson is still singing about "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain."
The hottest country tour right now is Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "SOUL2SOUL Tour" starting in 2017! The married country couple is a mix of two country-star careers, and you don't want to miss their world tour together. Many other country music's biggest superstars are hitting the road, too. Get your tickets through Ticket Liquidator to see your favorite country acts!