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10 Essential Summer 2013 Country Tours

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Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney are amongst our top picks this summer.

10 Essential Summer 2013 Country Tours

Summer looks like it might just be here, so what better way to ring in the good weather than shedding those coats and scarves and heading out to catch some great live music?!

Country music lives on strong in its homeland that is the USA and in the next few months there'll be some great artists heading to your town, so make sure you you check them out while you can. 

From Kenny Chesney's laid-back tropical influenced sounds to Keith Urban's rockstar tracks, and Miranda Lambert's female-empowering music to Blake Shelton's rurally romantic tunes, there's something for every kind of country fan. 

Here at CHARGED.fm, we've done all the hard work for you and taken the hassle out of finding the best country music shows to go to this summer. And with some tours well under way already, you'd better be quick and grab some tickets now if you want to see this genre at it's finest. 

Here are our top ten carefully-selected picks:

Keith Urban

Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban is a firm favorite amongst die-hard country fans here in the US and is known for his electrifying live performances which really need to be seen to be believed. Hot off the American Idol trail as a new judge, Urban will begin the first leg of his "Light the Fuse" tour along with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch in Cincinnati on 18 July which will wrap up at the start of October after twenty-seven outdoor shows. After a short break, the second, indoor leg will kick off in Omaha before finishing off on 8 December in Louisville. Find Keith Urban tickets here.

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney brought out his fourteenth studio album, Life on a Rock, at the end of April and is currently touring to promote the new release. After a lengthy career that has seen him sell over 30 million albums worldwide, Chesney is going as strong as ever and he'll be on the road until 24 August where he'll finish his tour in Foxboro. Find Kenny Chesney tickets here.

Jason Aldean

Georgian Jason Aldean has seen success since his first self-titled album was released in 2005, and has gone on to release another four albums which have all landed in the top 5 Billboard 200 album charts. He's also had a string of hits including "Why", "She's Country", and "Take A Little Ride" and he's nominated for three Country Music Television awards this year so make sure you see him when he comes to your town! He's playing right now and will be on tour until 26 October so you'll be sure to catch a performance in the next few months. Find Jason Aldean tickets here

Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley

With eleven hit albums and a series of Academy of Country Music awards between them, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are a force to be reckoned with in the country circuit. Their current "Locked and Re-Loaded" tour will run until 28 September, with Lambert playing a couple of shows with Jason Aldean in between, so make sure you're in the front row to see some of country music's biggest stars right now. Find Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley tickets here.

Zac Brown Band

The seven-piece country/folk Zac Brown Band have just unveiled a video for their newest single "Jump Right In". They're also known for their excessive touring (the band played roughly 200 shows in 2002), and this year is no different as they continue to travel across the US until their final show in California on 27 October. Find Zac Brown Band tickets here.

Luke Bryan

Having released a compilation album featuring new tracks in March and with an new album due for release this August, it's a wonder that Luke Bryan can find the time to tour, but touring he most certainly is. He's currently on the road and will continue until the end of October where he'll wrap things up in Florida, and with this year's AMC Award's "Entertainer of the Year" award to his name, fans are surely in for a treat. Find Luke Bryan tickets here.

Brad Paisley

Paisley's latest album, Wheelhouse, was released in April of this year and is currently being promoted on his "Beat This Summer" tour, which began just days ago in St Louis. He'll be making his way across the country until 26 October with special guest appearances from Chris Young and Lee Brice, so be sure to check out the new album live. Find Brad Paisley tickets here.

Tim McGraw

Country heavyweight McGraw released his tenth studio album earlier this year to add to the string of hits he's had since the early 90's. The "2 Lanes of Freedom" tour, with Brantley Gilbert as a support act, will run from now until 27 July where things will wind down to a close in Virginia Beach. Find Tim McGraw tickets here.  

Blake Shelton

The lovable judge on The Voice, Blake Shelton, will complete his television duties before hitting the road for an extensive tour that will start on 19 July in Virginia Beach and run all the way until the beginning of October. He'll be taking Easton Corbin along with him so catch the pair while you can. Find Blake Shelton tickets here. 

Toby Keith

Singer/songwriter, actor, restaurant owner, clothes line designer - is there anything this country legend hasn't done? With sixteen studio albums released in the last 20 years, Keith shows no signs of slowing down as he embarks on his "Hammer Down" tour from the beginning of June in Arizona, weaving his way around the country until he reaches Nevada at the end of October. Find Toby Keith tickets here.

Let CHARGED.fm find you tickets to these great shows, and more!

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