Written by Emilee Lindner • March 2, 2017
Blake Shelton is out on the road now with The Voice favorites RaeLynn and Sundance Head, two budding singers he’s mentored as a coach on the NBC reality competition. The name of the tour is adorably crude and named after an If I’m Honest track, “Doing It To Country Songs,” featuring The Oak Ridge Boys. You can get tickets to that tour now!
Garth Brooks’ first headlining tour was named after his third album, Ropin’ The Wind, and that’s enough cowboy imagery to get you howdy-ing. The 1991-92 trek’s opener was Martina McBride.
Luke Bryan couldn’t be any more country on his Kill the Lights track, "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day.” And for his upcoming tour in May, he’s naming his shows after the song. Bryan is bringing along Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina and Granger Smith, and he announced the tour in a video where he wore camouflage and played “Duck Hunter.” You can get tickets to these shows here.
Perpetual tourer Luke Bryan also hosted the Kick the Dust Up Tour in 2015, bringing along favorite country acts like Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch and Thomas Rhett. The name’s appropriate for Bryan, since his song, "Kick the Dust Up," is all about ditching overpriced bars and just enjoying a backwoods bonfire.
For George Strait’s farewell tour from 2013-14, he appropriately named it after his song, “Cowboy Rides Away.” The nearly two-year run included guests appearances from Miranda Lambert to Little Big Town to Vince Gill to Sheryl Crow to Merle Haggard.
You know Dolly Parton: country as hell and classy as hell. Parton dubbed her 2008 tour throughout the U.S. and Europe the “Backwoods Barbie Tour,” after her 40th album, which plays up one of her lyrics, “I might look artificial / But where it counts I’m real.”
In 2016, Florida Georgia Line embarked on their Dig Your Roots Tour, named after their third album and song of the same title. With openers like Cole Swindell and The Cadillac Three, the shows had a down home vibe, despite being set in arenas.
From 2012 to 2013, Eric Church filled his life with blood, sweat and beers—The Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour, of course. And if that doesn’t make you want to grab a cold brewski and rustle up some dirt, I don’t know what will.
When you hear the name of Kenny Chesney’s 2012 tour, don’t you just want to go barefoot and spend some time out in the sun? The Ches went on the No Shoes Nation trek in support of his 16th album, Life on a Rock, although the tour’s name stems from his 2002 album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.
Brooks & Dunn lent the name of their 10th album to their 2009 tour, Cowboy Town. And just to amp up the country, they invited Rodney Atkins to come with them… and ZZ Top.
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