2019 Golden Mic Awards: Vote Now for 2019’s Most-Anticipated Tour
In 2018, The Boot introduced the Golden Mic Awards, and in 2019, the reader-voted digital awards series is returning for another year! Recognizing the best in live country and Americana music, The Boot's Golden Mic Awards feature nine categories of staff-selected nominees who rule the stage.
This week (April 22-26), The Boot will reveal 2019's Golden Mic Awards categories ... and then, it will be up to you, our readers, to crown the winners. After each Golden Mic Awards category is revealed, readers will be able to vote for their preferred winner in each category as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on May 22. We'll announce the winners on the site the next day, May 23.
On this year's summer touring circuit, several headline names will use their platform to introduce their loyal fan bases to young stars -- and in a couple of cases, to kinfolk and fellow headliners from outside the genre. These 10 tours are up for Most-Anticipated Tour in the 2019 Golden Mic Awards.
Jason Aldean's multiple shelves of awards filled up over the years thanks to his high-energy live show. He's not the only keg of musical dynamite on this summer's Ride All Night Tour, with opening support to be provided by Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver. Luke Bryan's Sunset Repeat Tour, meanwhile, serves as a showcase for Georgia-born talents, with home-state pals Cole Swindell and Jon Langston opening for Bryan.
However you may feel about Florida Georgia Line as country artists and targets of bad online humor, you've got to give them this: They're consistently among the genre's top-grossing live acts. They look to keep that streak alive with the Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour, featuring support from Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and others.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit never shy away from unlikely live pairings, considering they picked the unfortunately named garage band Diarrhea Planet as an opening act for a 2018 show at the Ryman Auditorium. A higher-profile pairing from outside of Americana comes when Isbell and company co-headline this summer with quirky indie-folk artist Father John Misty.
Miranda Lambert's next Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour highlights some of country music's most talented women. Support acts for Lambert and the Pistol Annies include the rotating cast of Elle King, Caylee Hammack, Tenille Townes, Maren Morris and Ashley McBryde.
Thomas Rhett's Very Hot Summer Tour will be a family affair, with the ACM Male Vocalist of the Year sharing the stage each night with his famous father, Rhett Akins. They'll be joined on the road by Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson.
Country traditionalist Chris Stapleton hosts the summer tour for old souls each year with his All-American Road Show. This time around, his supporting cast features Margo Price, Brothers Osborne, Brent Cobb, the Marcus King Band and Kendell Marvel.
Carrie Underwood's no stranger to lengthy, headlining tours, and she's spreading the wealth around this year by inviting Maddie & Tae and Runaway June along for the Cry Pretty Tour 360. But to see several young stars grace the same stage, check out Chris Young's Raised on Country Tour: His supporting cast includes Chris Janson, Dylan Scott, LoCash and Jimmie Allen.
Zac Brown Band found the perfect match for their rocking stage show: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will open several dates on the Owl Tour. Other dates feature up-and-coming artist Caroline Jones as the opening act.
Which of these 2019 tours are you most excited for? Vote below!
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