The year 2016 promises to be an exciting one for live country music: Bright country newcomers, seasoned country veterans and beloved country icons -- some of whom haven't been on the road in quite some time -- will all be trekking across the United States (and the world) this year.

The Dixie Chicks, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Blackberry Smoke, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves and many, many more will be coming to cities near you this year. Click through the photo gallery above to find out which country artists will be taking the stage in 2016. Better start saving those pennies!

And if you want to know more about the year's major country music festivals, check out Taste of Country's Festival Guide.