2015 Golden Boot Awards: Vote Now for Live Act of the Year
The Golden Boot Awards are back!
The Boot's fan-voted digital awards return in 2015 for a second year, and this time around, we've added two new categories -- New Artist of the Year and the Living Legend Award -- in addition to our five original categories: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Live Act of the Year. Each category features staff-selected nominees who made waves in the country music world from May 2014 through April 2015. Let's take a look at this year's Live Act of the Year nominees.
Jason Aldean's Burn It Down Tour was a huge event. The first leg had 45 stops and partnered with Major League Baseball, and the tour's second leg had 23 stops. It featured artists like Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Tyler Farr and more.
Everyone knows that Garth Brooks is back and bigger than ever after announcing his comeback tour, breaking ticket sales records left and right and adding more and more dates because of excessive fan demand. With his wife Trisha Yearwood as a special guest and loads of hit songs in his setlist, Brooks is a powerful and must-see live act.
Luke Bryan had his best-ever touring year in 2014, with his That's My Kind of Night Tour and Spring Break shows garnering 1.7 million attendees. He recently played his final Spring Break concerts, but he's now embarked on his massive 2015 Kick the Dust Up Tour. The trek began on May 8 and includes stadium shows and two nights in 13 cities.
The Big Revival Tour kicked off on March 26, and Kenny Chesney is proving once again that even though he took 2014 off the road to focus on recording, he still puts on one of country music's best live shows. Plus, his special guests as well as opening acts and joint headlining acts include Aldean, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Brantley Gilbert and Old Dominion, among others. Star-studded, indeed!
Church's own The Outsiders World Tour began in 2014 with a high-tech stage design, and fans rallied to see him live. With a setlist that changes nightly and a few acoustic shows on the calendar, the "Talladega" singer has definitely solidified his place as a can't-miss live act.
FGL wanted their Anything Goes Tour to be big and fun -- and it certainly is. Their first worldwide tour and first full-on headlining tour has been underway since January and has included a stop at the iconic Madison Square Garden. After the tour kicked of, they announced fall dates as well, ensuring that fans will have plenty of FGL to go around this year.
Twenty-five years: That's how long Alan Jackson has been around in country music, and his Keepin' It Country Tour celebrates that huge accomplishment. Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark are along for the ride. The tour wraps up May 17 at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Last, but not least, Lambert is the sole woman among these nominees, and she can most definitely hold her own onstage. Her Certified Platinum Tour featured Justin Moore, RaeLynn, Sunny Sweeney, Ashley Monroe and Danielle Bradbery as opening acts. Lambert is acting as a megaphone for talented women in country, and she is the queen in the genre right now.
Which of these nominees do you think should win the title of Live Act of the Year in the 2015 Golden Boot Awards? Vote as often as once per hour in the poll below through noon ET on Monday, June 8, and we'll announce the winners on the site.
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