Country Stars Kick Off 2013 with New Tours Starting in January! Now that we’re already one week into the New Year, it’s time we start thinking about what’s really important…who we’re going to get to see live this year! Luckily, tons of our favorite country stars are kicking off their tours for the year this month! To make sure you’re up to date on who’s doing what, check out the list below! If you can’t find what you’re looking for below be sure to visit this post’s sponsor Country Music On Tour! New Country Tours: January 2013: Zac Brown Band: ZZB will be starting up a steady stream of shows on January 10th! See where they’re headed. Gary Allan: making stops all over the states through the Spring starting January 11th! Check out where Allan is going. Luke Bryan: The much anticipated 2013 Dirt Road Diaries will begin with the first show in Evansville, IN on January 17th. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley: Talk about exciting! Miranda and Dierks team up for the second go round with their 2013 Locked and Redloaded Tour beginning January 17th in Columbia, SC! Get all the dates. George Strait: the 2013 Cowboy Ride Away Tour kicks off January 18th in Lubbock, TX! Martina McBride will be the primary opening act. More dates here. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Power couple Tim and Faith are kicking off their Las Vegas residency, Soul 2 Soul on January 18th at the Venetian Theater. Toby Keith: dates for his 2013 Live in Overdrive tour. start January 19th in Durant, OK. Eric Church: Eric heads to Canada on January 31st for the final dates of his Blood, Sweat and Beer tour before jumping in with Kenny Chesney in the Spring! Eli Young Band: EYB are hitting up several venues beginning January 31st before they jump on the Chesney train in March. See all the dates. We want to know: Who are you excited to see this year, and how far would you go to see them?
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and More Country Stars Set to Honor Bruce Springsteen at MusiCares Event. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris and Natalie Maines are the country stars among a whole host of artists from other genres, that are set to honor Bruce Springsteen at the upcoming MusiCares Event! Springsteen is being named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year for his “exceptional artistic achievements” in addition to his philanthropic work. MusiCares is a part of the GRAMMY Foundation with the stated mission of providing “a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.” Proceeds from the event honoring Springsteen, which is taking place Friday, February 8th, will go to aid these causes, and luckily, it has already sold it out! Comedian, television personality and author, Jon Stewart will be hosting. Additional artists in the lineup are: Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young.
In a surprise statement from Faith Hill and Gary Borman, the team announces they are splitting up after 16 successful years. Faith Hill and manager Gary Borman have confirmed that they are parting ways. Faith Hill has made no specific statements as to why the team is splitting up after 16 highly successful years. In a joint statement, they said the following: “We are so proud of what we have achieved together over the past 16 years. We love each other like a sister and a brother, but have made the difficult choice to dissolve our professional relationship.” Gary is currently also managing Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum however, so I would imagine his plate is already quite full. Perhaps with a new manager we will hear new music from Faith? Country Music Photo Gallery