Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, and more. Country music fans are never short on incredible concert tours to catch in their hometowns throughout the summer and fall. Raucous guitar, swirling banjo, southern serenades careening through starry amphitheaters. Folk, Americana, and contemporary country, the genre continues to astound and diversify. Not to mention, it’s one of the best to catch live. Here, fans can find The Best Country Concert Tours happening in 2021. The shows you absolutely don’t want to miss.
Chris Stapleton Tour Dates: June 5, 2021 – November 12, 2021
The iconic country musician and songwriter Chris Stapleton has yet again postponed the kick-off to his highly anticipated “All-American Road Show” Tour. Now, the man and his band will begin the tour in June, at San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Amphitheater, with guests Dwight Yoakam and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell. The last LP from Chris Stapleton was last year’s Starting Over, which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200.
Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band Tour Dates: June 23, 2021 – October 17, 2021
Fans usually don’t have to wait even a full calendar year between Zac Brown Band tours. Now, because of Covid, Zac Brown Band fans are waiting for the group’s 14-month hiatus from the road to end. And they won’t have to wait much longer. Zac Brown Band’s “The Comeback” Tour promises a raucous, celebratory return to audiences nationwide.
Nestled within the Zac Brown Band tour scheduled is a return to Boston’s Fenway Park, where the band holds the current record for most consecutive sold-out shows. According to the press release, Zac Brown Band will be joined by singer/songwriters Teddy Swims, Ashland Craft, Gabby Barrett, Adam Doleac and Devin Dawson, throughout “The Comeback” Tour.
Dierks Bentley Tour Dates: August 13, 2021 – October 22, 2021
Country superstar Dierks Bentley recently announced his plans for the “Beers On Me” Tour. A large-scale, amphitheater tour, “Beers On Me” will bring Dierks Bentley to venues such as Xfinity Amphitheater, Northwell Health at Jones Beach, PNC Pavilion, and more. “Beers On Me” will feature guest appearances and support from Riley Green and Parker McCollum. Just like so many other country musicians who are used to heavily touring, being with their fans, Dierks Bentley seems more than ready to perform again.
Eric Church Tour Dates: June 4, 2021 – May 20, 2022
Country icon Eric Church and his adoring fans have a lot to celebrate this year on the “Gather Again” Tour. Not only did Eric Church win 2020’s coveted “Entertainer of the Year” CMA award, he is also fresh off the release of a triple album. Heart & Soul, which totaled to 24 tracks, featured the singles “Stick That in Your Country Song” and “Hell of A View.”
The “Gather Again” Tour, which will take Eric Church to mostly large-scale venues, is slated to run for nearly a whole year. Heart & Soul has been lauded as a success, an homage to the enduring talent Eric Church has for this genre. We can’t wait until mid-summer, when Eric Church kicks off the epic tour his adoring fans deserve.
Brooks & Dunn
Brooks & Dunn Tour Dates: September – October 2021
Through September and October of this year, Brooks and Dunn will hit the road for the “Reboot” Tour. Rescheduled from 2020, the “Reboot” Tour the famed duo, who just two years ago released their chart-topping record Reboot. The same year, Brooks and Dunn were also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Hard country meets honky tonk, the seasoned performers will certainly be bringing their best as they finally celebrate with their fans on the “Reboot” Tour.
Thomas Rhett Tour Dates: June – September 2021
This summer, catch Thomas Rhett as he makes his way to thousands of adoring fans who’ve been waiting for the rescheduled “Center Point Road” Tour. Finally, Thomas Rhett will be able to perform his fourth studio record and Grammy nominated album Center Point Road. Cole Swindell will be a guest performer on the “Center Point Road,” with more supporting acts to be announced.
Luke Bryan Tour Dates: May – October 2021
Last summer, to the dismay of thousands of ticket holders, Luke Bryan announced the postponement of his “Proud to Be Right Here” Tour. The country superstar and American Idol judge is slated to tour amphitheaters beginning in May, bringing Born Here Live Here Die Here to large outdoor audiences. Get ready to sing along to chart-topping hits “One Margarita” and “Knockin’ Boots” for the raucous Luke Bryan summer show we’ve all been waiting for.
Luke Combs Tour Dates: June – December 2021
Some concert tours were cancelled before they began. Others were in the midst of performing, such as country star Luke Combs. In February 2020, the “What You See Is What You Get” Tour was in full swing with over 25 shows left on the schedule. Though Luke Combs has been enjoying married life, in addition to writing songs about it, his social media feed has mostly shown desperation for being on the road again. This summer, join Luke Combs on what will be an epic reunion with his fans.
Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay Tour Dates: September – December 2021
Unlike many musicians, Dan and Shay won’t be resuming a tour that was rescheduled due to COVID. The award-winning country duo last toured in 2019, behind headliner Shawn Mendes. In July 2021, Dan and Shay released “I Should Probably Go To Bed,” followed by “Glad You Exist” this past February. Since releasing their highly successful third studio album and self-titled in 2018, Dan and Shay have achieved whole new levels of fame, and enough steam to power a whole arena tour in 2021.