Headliners Announced for 2015 Taste of Country Christmas Tour
It certainly won't be a silent night for country fans this Christmas: The lineup has been announced for the 2015 Taste of Country Christmas Tour -- and there's bound to be a whole lot of rockin' around the Christmas tree.
Frankie Ballard, Canaan Smith, A Thousand Horses, Old Dominion and Chase Rice are all slated to perform on the sixth annual ToC Christmas Tour. The trek is scheduled to visit cities across the southern United States, featuring these fan-favorite artists in an intimate setting. Each act will play 2-3 dates on the 13-stop tour; a complete list of dates, venues and the artist playing at each show is below.
Ballard, hitmaker of "Young & Crazy," will surely make Texas and Arkansas fans have a "helluva" good time; he kicks off the Christmas Tour on Nov. 12 in San Angelo, Texas. The singer, who recently opened up about staying true to himself in the music industry, is made of good looks, stage swagger and a truckload of talent.
After Ballard's tenure comes Smith, who will play two shows in Texas and one in Oklahoma. He recently celebrated his first No. 1 song, "Love You Like That," and has spent the summer on tour with one of his "musical heroes," Dierks Bentley.
A Thousand Horses will kick off the December portion of the Taste of Country Christmas Tour with three dates, giving concertgoers an up-close-and-personal look at Southern rock. "Break Up With Him" singers Old Dominion and "Gonna Wanna Tonight" hitmaker Rice will take the last four Texas stops, performing two shows each. Rice will be embarking on his own headlining tour in October, so he'll have a whole lot of shows under his belt when the Christmas Tour comes around.
The tour ends just before Christmas, on Dec. 19, at the Midnight Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas. Previous headliners for the Taste of Country Christmas Tour include Dustin Lynch, Casey James, Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert.
Tickets for the 2015 Taste of Country Christmas Tour will be available on Thursday (Sept. 10) for VIPs and Friday (Sept. 11) for the general public. More information about the tour is available at TOCChristmasTour.com.
2015 Taste of Country Christmas Tour Dates:
11/12 – San Angelo, Texas @ Midnight Rodeo (Frankie Ballard)
11/13 – Longview, Texas @ Electric Cowboy (Frankie Ballard)
11/14 – Texarkana, Ark. @ Shooter’s (Frankie Ballard)
11/19 – Wichita Falls, Texas @ Denim & Diamonds (Canaan Smith)
11/20 – Lubbock, Texas @ Wild West (Canaan Smith)
11/21 – Lawton, Okla. @ Scooter’s (Canaan Smith)
12/3 – Nacogdoches, Texas @ Banita Creek Hall (A Thousand Horses)
12/4 – Lake Charles, La. @ Cowboys (A Thousand Horses)
12/5 – Lafayette, La. @ Cowboys (A Thousand Horses)
12/11 – Temple, Texas @ Whiskey Creek (Old Dominion)
12/12 – Victoria, Texas @ Schroeder Hall (Old Dominion)
12/18 – Midland, Texas @ La Hacienda (Chase Rice)
12/19 – Amarillo, Texas @ Midnight Rodeo (Chase Rice)