After spending the majority of 2010 on the road opening up for Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Hank Williams Jr., Josh Thompson will hit the road next month for the first time as a headliner. The Cold Beers and Reindeers tour will sweep through some of the largest honky-tonks and clubs throughout Texas, including the Midnight Rodeo in Amarillo and the Wildhorse Saloon in Lufkin.

"I'm stoked about this tour for two reasons," Josh tells The Boot. "First of all, I'm headlining my own tour in the first year as a new artist and second it's all in Texas! I love it there, and it's important to me to have a presence in Texas. This is a perfect opportunity. I'm excited about it. Plus, I love the name Cold Beers and Reindeers!"

For the eight-show run, given the festive name since the dates all take place in December, the 'Beer on the Table' singer will be joined by Broken Bow Records newcomer James Wesley and Josh's Columbia Nashville labelmate, Joanna Smith.

"I think it's going to be a blast," Joanna tells The Boot. "I just hope with a name like Cold Beers and Reindeers that I'm ready for this! The two things combined sound a little bit scary! [laughs] All I see are giant antlers and drunk people, and that's never a good combination! Other than that, I think it's going to be a blast! I love Texas, and I'm just excited to be out there and meet some fans."

The Cold Beers and Reindeers tour kicks off December 8 in Victoria, Texas, and will conclude December 18 in Amarillo. Tickets to all the shows went on sale November 11. For more information about the tour, visit the official website.

Josh's latest single from his 'Way Out Here' album is 'Won't Be Lonely Long.' Tune in to the American Country Awards (ACA) show on December 6 to see if Josh takes home the Breakthrough Video of the Year for 'Beer on the Table,' his debut hit. The ACA's will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 8:00 PM ET on FOX.

2010 Cold Beers and Reindeer Tour Dates:

December 8 - Victoria, Texas, Victoria Community Center

December 9 - Lufkin, Texas, Wildhorse Saloon

December 10 - Texarkana, Ark., Shooters

December 14 - Tyler, Texas, Electric Cowboy

December 15 - Abilene, Texas, Guitars and Cadillacs

December 16 - Wichita Falls, Texas, Outskirts

December 17 - Lubbock, Texas, Wild West

December 18 - Amarillo, Texas, Midnight Rodeo