After a long hiatus from touring in 2020, many musicians are slowly gearing up to get back on the road this summer. Brad Paisley, Lady A and Jason Aldean are among the artists who have announced recent tours.
Paisley will bring Jimmie Allen as support when he gets going in June. Earlier this year, Allen released a single featuring Paisley, 'Freedom Was a Highway', which they'll certainly be performing together nightly.
Scotty McCreery will also be touring behind his latest single 'You Time', which appears on his forthcoming album due out in fall, while Old Dominion have a long stretch of dates planned, including special stops at ballparks. And Kelsea Ballerini, who is set to co-host the 2021 CMT Awards in June with Kane Brown, will be supporting the Jonas Brothers when they begin touring in August.
Elsewhere, Blake Shelton announced his Friends and Heroes 2021 tour, which will include guests Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, Trace Adkins and special guest Lindsay Ell. And Ashley McBryde will headline Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the first time in August in addition to other stops on her This Town Talks tour.
Check out the list below.
Jason Aldean: Back in the Saddle tour, July 10 - October 30
“It’s been emotional being back on stage with my band for the first time in a year this weekend,” Aldean stated. “It’s made us all even more ready to get back to life as we all know it. Being on the road makes all of us – the band, the crew and me – happy and I haven’t felt this excited about going on tour in 15 years.”
Kelsea Ballerini: supporting Jonas Brothers, August 20 - October 27
“We couldn’t be more excited to officially announce we are going on tour this summer and bringing our friend Kelsea Ballerini!” the Jonas Brothers said in a press release.
Lady A: What a Song Can Do tour, July 10 - October 10
"This tour is really going to be about letting our fans know how much they mean to us and what music has done for all of us over the last year...which is the essence of the tour name," Charles Kelley stated. "We started writing a song called 'What A Song Can Do' and it turned into a love-letter to our fans."
Scotty McCreery: You Time tour, June 18 - October 30
"This last year I was glad to get more 'you time' with my wife Gabi than ever before, as well as a lot of 'you time' with some of my favorite songwriters via Zoom as we created new songs for the upcoming album," McCreery stated. "And now that we're able to tour again, I cannot wait to get back on the road and have some 'you time' with fans this summer."
Old Dominion: May 27 - December 12
"This is literally the moment we've all been waiting for!" the band shared in a press release. "We’ve all gone through it the last year. Now, it’s time to get back together, forget everything for a few hours, and have a great time.”
Brad Paisley w/ Jimmie Allen: Tour 2021, June 5 - October 9
Paisley has been a big proponent of the vaccine and returning to stadiums safely. He even partnered with Vanderbilt Health in a national PSA. “It’s been a real difficult year, a nightmare for anyone who makes their living with a group of people," he said in a press release. "I feel very passionate about the chance we have for normalcy right now with the vaccine - there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I have a band and crew just waiting to get back out on the road. The more of us that 'Take the Shot' the safer it will be for all of us to gather.” Watch the full PSA.