Grab your hat and your boots and mosey on over to the Cruzan Amphitheatre because the Country Megaticket is back for 2011. The 2011 Tire Kingdom Country Megaticket concert series features an all-star (and all-male) country music lineup. So no Taylor, Miranda or Lady Antebellum this time around, everyone.
Get our quick assessment of the concerts not to be missed in this colossal series this year below.
Tim McGraw on April 30: With 21 number one singles on Billboard's Hot Country Charts, Tim McGraw is the classic Country storyteller. Hell, he's classic America -- son of New York Met relief pitcher Tug McGraw and married to Faith Hill, his hits range from tearjerkers like "Live Like you Were Dying". Even Taylor Swift wrote a song about him (without him having to date her).
Brad Paisley on September 10: 2010 CMA Entertainer of the year, Brad Paisley writes about everything that's important in the United States -- women, cars and alcohol. Seriously! His three biggest hits are "Mud on the Tires", She's Everything", and "Alcohol".
Kenny Chesney on March 17: Chesney mixes traditional country with island sounds, resulting in some very South-Florida-friendly music. Winner of four consecutive CMA Entertainer of the Year awards from 2005-2008, this singer is so much more than the former Mr. Zellweger. Chesney's hits include "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy", "Summertime" and the Jimmy Buffet-esque "Keys in the Conch Shell"
Rascal Flatts on October 8: With 11 number one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Charts and two crossover hits ("What Hurts The Most" and "Bless the Broken Road"), Rascal Flatts also covered "Life is a Highway" for the Disney/Pixar Cars soundtrack.
Toby Keith on October 15: 2001 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Toby Keith is best known for his song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue", written after September 11th. Many of his hits are pretty funny, including "As Good As I Once Was", where Toby regrets not being able to perform better at a bar fight and a three-way. As he puts it, "I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was".
Megaticket packages go on sale Friday, January 14th at 10 a.m. and can be ordered at livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets for individual shows in the series go on sale at a later date.
Full Concert Lineup: Kenny Chesney with Billy Currington & Uncle Kracker 3/17/2011, Tim McGraw with Luke Bryan 4/30/2011, Jason Aldean with Chris Young 7/16/2011, Brad Paisley with Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann 9/10/2011, Rascal Flatts with Easton Corbin 10/8/2011, Toby Keith with Eric Church 10/15/2011. Click here.
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