Jamey JohnsonGet ready for a Throwdown, country fans!

Billboard
reports that Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town and Jack Ingram will embark on the first annual Country Throwdown tour beginning May 13, 2010, and continuing until June 20.

Three stages will be set up at each venue, with additional artists getting in on the action, including Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Jonathan Singleton & the Grove, Lost Trailers, Ryan Bingham and Emily West. More artists will soon be announced.

The tour, which will hit amphitheaters across the country will also feature lifestyle attractions and vendors, an affordable ticket price, and pre-show tailgate parties. Also on site will be the Bluebird Café Tent, which will feature nine singer-songwriters in an intimate "in-the-round" setting.

A unique ticketing situation, called Ticket Takeover, will give fans the opportunity to score the best seats for one fair ticket price, instead of the traditional front-to-back tiered ticketing -- where fans who pay more get closer. Throwdown will split the seats down the middle and for a limited time during pre-sale -- beginning in February, anyone who buys early can get the Ticket Takeover-priced ticket and be as close as the front row. Regular tiered ticketing will still be available for purchase for half of the amphitheater seating. Pre-sale date announcement more information will be available at countrythrowdown.com.