We've made it through the first quarter of 2023, and some of music's biggest and most beloved acts are quickly filling their touring schedules. As the music industry continues to navigate new challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists are doing their best to plan exciting and unique live shows for eager fans.

2023 will see the launch of Shania Twain's highly-anticipated Queen of Me Tour while George Strait treats fans to a stretch of headlining stadium shows. April also marks the kickoff of new headlining treks from Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Walker Hayes.

Many of Americana, folk and bluegrass's most popular talents and burgeoning artists will also hit the road next year. The Boot will keep this list updated with changes and new tours as they're announced.

2023's Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Tours

Launching in January:

Jan. 5: Jaimee Harris' 2023 Tour
Jan. 19: Chris Janson's Heavy & Western Tour 2023
Jan. 19:
 Jason Isbell's 2023 Tour
Jan. 20: Angel Olsen's 2023 Tour
Jan. 20: Scotty McCreery's 2023 Damn Strait Tour
Jan. 26: 
The second leg of The Judds' Final Tour
Jan. 26: The Cadillac Three's 2023 Bandana Tour
Jan. 26: Chapel Hart's 2023 The Glory Days Tour
Jan. 30: The second leg of Margo Price's Til The Wheels Fall Off Tour

Launching in February:

Feb. 2: Parker McCollum's Spring 2023 Tour
Feb. 10: Shenandoah's 2023 Revival Tour
Feb. 14:
Elle King's A-Freakin'-Men Tour
Feb. 16: Jo Dee Messina's 2023 Heads Carolina, Tails California Tour
Feb. 16: Billy Strings' Winter 2023 Tour
Feb. 16: Hardy's The Mockingbird & the Crow Tour
Feb. 19: The Eagles' 2023 Hotel California Tour
Feb. 23: Danielle Bradbery's 2023 A Special Place Tour
Feb. 24: Morgan Wade's No Signs of Slowing Down Tour
Feb. 24: Ingrid Andress' The Good Person Tour
Feb. 24: The Wood Brothers' Spring 2023 Tour

Launching in March:

March 2: Charley Crockett's Spring 2023 Tour
March 2:
Emily Scott Robinson, Alisa Amador + Violet Bell's Built on Bones Tour
March 2: Sierra Ferrell's Spring 2023 Tour
March 3: Keith Urban's The Las Vegas Residency 2023
March 4: Josh Turner's 2023 Long Black Train 20th Anniversary
March 9:
 Reba McEntire's Reba: Live in Concert Tour
March 9: Drive-By Truckers' Spring 2023 Tour
March 16: Nikki Lane's 2023 Denim & Diamonds Tour
March 16: Kane Brown's Drunk or Dreaming Tour
March 24: Flatland Cavalry's Spring 2023 Headlining Tour
March 25: BJ Barham's 2023 Solo Tour
March 25: Kenny Chesney's 2023 Here and Now Tour
March 30: Brett Young's 2023 5 Tour 3 2 1

Launching in April:

April 3: Caitlyn Smith's 2023 The Great Pretender Tour
April 12:
Ruston Kelly's 2023 The Weakness Tour
April 13:
Walker Hayes' Summer 2023 Duck Buck Tour
April 14:
 Tyler Childers' 2023 Send in the Hounds Tour
April 14: Billy Strings' 2023 Spring Tour
April 14: Little Big Town's 2023 Friends of Mine Tour
April 15: Nickel Creek's Spring 2023 Headlining Tour
April 25: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's 2023 Raising the Roof Tour
April 26: Chris Stapleton's 2023 All-American Road Show
April 28:
 Shania Twain's Queen of Me Tour

Launching in May:

May 3: Miko Marks and Rissi Palmer's 2023 Co-Headlining Acoustic Tour
May 4: Brooks & Dunn's 2023 Reboot Tour
May 4:
Thomas Rhett's 2023 Home Team Tour
May 6:
 George Strait's 2023 Stadium Tour
May 10: Zach Bryan's 2023 Burn, Burn, Burn Tour
May 15: First Aid Kit's 2023 'Palomino' Tour
May 18: Tracy Lawrence and Gary Allan's 2023 Co-Headlining Tour
May 18: Garth Brooks' Plus ONE Las Vegas Residency 2023
May 18: Parker McCollum's 2023 Headlining Tour
May 30: Caitlin Rose and Andrew Combs' 2023 Co-Headlining Tour

Launching in June:

June 1: Dierks Bentley's 2023 Gravel & Gold Tour
June 2: 
Mary Chapin Carpenter's 2023 Tour
June 15:
Luke Bryan's 2023 Country On Tour
June 15: Darius Rucker's 2023 Starting Fires Tour
June 16: Kelsea Ballerini's Heartfirst Tour
June 22: The Chicks' 2023 World Tour
June 22:
Eric Church's 2023 Outsiders Revival Tour
June 23: Willie Nelson's 2023 Outlaw Music Festival Tour 
June 30:
 Zac Brown Band's 2023 From the Fire Tour

Launching in July:

July 6: Sam Hunt's 2023 Summer on the Outskirts Tour
July 28: 
Kelly Clarkson's 2023 Chemistry Las Vegas Residency

Launching in August:

Aug. 16: The Lumineers' 2023 Tour
Aug. 25: 
Jon Pardi's 2023 Mr. Saturday Night World Tour

Launching in September:


Launching in October:

Oct. 12: Shania Twain's fall leg of 2023 Queen of Me Tour

Launching in November:


Launching in December:

Dec. 13: Amy Grant + Vince Gill's Christmas at the Ryman Residency

Top 10 Country Albums of the 1990s

Country music came into its own in a big way during the 1990s. With more FM radio stations offering artists exposure, blockbuster album sales followed -- as did superstardom for acts such as Shania Twain and Garth Brooks, both of whom had multiple full-length projects be certified diamond, for shipping in excess of 10 million albums.

Yet the '90s also introduced several new acts that would shape country music for decades to come, and found veteran artists receiving a bump in notoriety (and record sales), courtesy of a mainstream musical climate that embraced the genre like never before. Read on for The Boot's picks for the Top 10 Country Albums of the 1990s.

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