It's about that time again. Summer ushers in lots of things, including beach weather, time off from school, and (if we're lucky!) vacations, but it also brings about one big phenomenon in the music world: country music.
Year after year, country artists across the U.S. make it their duty to perform all summer long.
Country fans flock to these shows not just for the music (although that part is pretty fantastic), but also for the afternoon tailgating and laid-back atmosphere. Done right, and country concerts could be the perfect way to spend a whole summer. Find out who's touring, and when, below!
Your Guide to Summer 2014 U.S. Country Concerts
Dates: June 20 through Oct. 5, 2014
Next three shows in: Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; North Little Rock, AR
About the show: You may know him from "The Voice," but country star Blake Shelton forgoes the TV in favor of the stage for his Ten Times Crazier Tour, starting in June.
Full listings: Blake Shelton Tickets »
Lady Antebellum — comprised of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood — announced the country trio would be heading out on the road this fall. This will be Lady Antebellum's second part of their tour to promote their album, "Golden." The group started The Lady Antebellum Tour in May and ended it in June to allow enough time for lead singer Hillary Scott to have her baby in July. (Which means she was performing on stage at 7 and 8 months pregnant — impressive!)
They'll resume the tour, this time, under the moniker The Take Me Downtown Tour 2013. The tour 2013 begins Nov. 8, with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves as the opening acts. Click the cut for the full list of dates.