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Must-see country music tours in 2014

Eric Church will tour in support of his "The Outsiders" record.
Eric Church will tour in support of his "The Outsiders" record.

2014 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest years for touring acts in country music. Several acts will headline for the first time, one superstar returns to the road after a fourteen year hiatus, and a country legend embarks on his final tour in 2014. Get the scoop on the most-anticipated tours this year.

After postponing their fall tour to allow more time for rehearsals, Lady Antebellum will hit the road beginning January 10. The "Downtown" tour features two of music's hottest acts, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves.

Details are still under wraps for Eric Church's 2014 tour, but an overseas tour will take place early this year. The trek includes The Cadillac Three and starts February 24 in Ireland. Several of Eric's festival appearances have been announced, including a headlining stint at Stagecoach.

A trio of male stars with huge followings will join forces this year. Billy Currington has selected "Don't Ya" singer Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice as openers for his "We Are Tonight" tour.

Las Vegas continues to be a hotspot for live country music. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will reprise their hits during their run at the Venetian hotel. Shania Twain extends her residency at Caesar's Place this year.

On the heels of their unstoppable radio success, Florida Georgia Line will headline arenas this winter. Fan-favorite Colt Ford will open for the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch Florida Georgia Line live as Jason Aldean has tapped them to open his 2014 shows.

A slew of dates will keep Tracy Lawrence on the road for much of the year. Fans will be treated to Tracy's chart-topping hits as well as tracks from his "Headlights, Taillights, and Radios" album. Click here for venues and dates.

Look for "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery to perform new material during his "See You Tonight" tour. One of the stops along his headlining venture is the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Frankie Ballard, who releases his debut album in February, is Scotty's opening act.

Jake Owen, along with Parmalee, Thomas Rhett, and others, will bring the "Days of Gold' tour to cities throughout October. Venues include arenas and county fairs. Find tour dates on his website.

Darius Rucker takes his "True Believers" tour to select cities in 2014. The Grammy-winning artist will have the Eli Young Band and "Whatever She's Got" singer David Nail as special guests.

Jennifer Nettles' 2014 tour will make its way to several major cities early this year. This marks Jennifer's first solo trek and will spotlight music from her highly-anticipated "That Girl" disc. Special VIP packages are available through her website.

Continuing his climb to the top, Brantley Gilbert will headline arenas throughout May. Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay join Brantley for his "Let It Ride" tour. Find tour dates and details here.

The always-entertaining family group The Band Perry will continue their innovative performances into the new year. "All Over the Road" hit-maker Easton Corbin will join the band on their "Pioneer" tour. Their single, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" is at radio now.

While big sister Britney Spears headlines in Las Vegas, Jamie Lynn Spears will serve as an opening act for Alan Jackson this year. The country legend kicks off a string of shows beginning January 16. Alan is also expected to perform at several bluegrass fests in 2014 in support of his latest record, "The Bluegrass Album."

2013 was a banner year for Luke Bryan and he shows no intention of slowing down. The current ACM Entertainer of the Year, along with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, will travel all across the country on the "That's My Kind Of Night" tour.

Several artists will head back to the road after a brief break from their successful 2013 treks. Brad Paisley's "Beat This Winter" tour features Chris Young and "The Voice" winner Danielle Bradbery. Brad's 2013 summer tour was one of the hottest tickets.

After a widely popular summer and fall run, Keith Urban's "Light the Fuse" tour returns for a final leg. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch will appear on the tour that plays its closing show in Nashville, Tennessee.

His initial fall tour dates were so successful that Justin Moore and his crew will continue his "Off the Beaten Path" tour in 2014. Focusing on new music from his latest album, the tour will also include Randy Hauser and Josh Thompson.

Fourteen years after retiring from the road, Garth Brooks will bring his electrifying stage show to audiences nationwide in 2014. Find out what city Garth insists on playing here. Wife Trisha Yearwood will accompany the four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year during that the tour that kicks off his fall.

The most anticipated tour this year is George Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour. In fact, it was the most-searched tour of 2013. The run will include a different special guest for each weekend of shows. George Strait's final concert takes places on June 7, 2014. Special guests for George Strait's last concert include Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and more.

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