The Six Most Anticipated Country Tours of 2018

From the return of Sugarland to the No Shoes Nation revival, it looks like 2018 will be quite the year for country music tours.

Written by Kelly Brickey
The Six Most Anticipated Country Tours of 2018
Kenny Chesney, Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp; Miranda Lambert, Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CMT; Blake Shelton, Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage

A new year brings new tours and that only means good things for country fans everywhere.

While 2018 is still taking its time to break in nicely, listeners across the globe anxiously await for their favorite artists to head to a city near them in the coming months. With a lot left to come from new music to big shows, some artists got ahead of the game by announcing they would hit the road throughout the new year.

From Kenny Chesney making his massive return to the stadium life to Sugarland banking on their comeback season, five shows caught the attention from the country music world with only so many guesses on who else will bring their act to the stage in 2018.

Check out the six most anticipated tours in country music throughout the next year:

Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks Tour

Although fans started to speculate about Blake Shelton’s retirement, he ain’t slowing down anytime soon as he embarks on his Country Music Freaks Tour come the middle of February. Asking his friends like Brett Eldredge, Trace Adkins and Carly Pearce to join him out for performances every night, Shelton may not be begging fans to buy a seat but it would ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’ to see a show like his.

Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour 

No Shoes Nation is about to take over every legendary stadium in the United States with the return of Kenny Chesney’s lively concerts. After taking a quick break last year to relax and enjoy a step back from the stage, the Tennessee native felt the urge to bring the energy level back up for another ‘Trip Around the Sun’ with openers like Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay.

Sugarland’s Still the Same Tour 

2018 will officially be dubbed the year of Sugarland. It’s their time to shine after announcing their surprise reunion at the 51st Annual CMA Awards in November 2017, and they keep rolling along by heading out on the road to celebrate with fans. A whopping 48 cities will get to see the fun-loving duo do their thing while the two release new music. And the best part? Sugarland guarantees, from their music to their tour, that they are ‘Still the Same.’

Miranda Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour

Miranda Lambert isn’t messing around whatsoever when it comes to her new year because she’s going to be ‘Livin’ Like Hippies’ when she hits the road in mid-January for her run. Playing a mixture of her biggest hits as well as personal tracks from her two-disc album, The Weight of These Wings, it’s no wonder how Lambert scored another Female Vocalist of the Year trophy for her dedicated approach to her craft. Joining Lambert on all dates of the new tour Jon PardiBrent Cobb, Turnpike Troubadours, Lucie Silvas, The Steel Woods, Sunny SweeneyAshley McBryde and Charlie Worsham will join Lambert and Pardi for select dates.

Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour

‘Life Changes’ pretty fast for Thomas Rhett, and he just goes along with the motions by turning his album title into a multi-month tour of a lifetime. The singer invited Brett YoungMidland, Russell Dickerson, Carly Pearce, and Jillian Jacqueline along for the fun to play alongside his set, but fans won’t be shocked if they catch a glimpse of Rhett’s biggest fans, Willa Gray and Ada James, sitting side-stage watching their daddy shine.

Little Big Town’s The Breakers Tour

After bringing their harmony-filled show to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium throughout 2017, Little Big Town is preparing to take their show back on the road with their headlining The Breakers Tour in 2018. With Midland and Kacey Musgraves along for the ride, this is another tour country fans won’t want to miss.

Tickets and specific information regarding each tour can be found on the artists’ official websites, respectively.