We are just a few weeks from the start of a new year, and some of music's biggest and most beloved acts are already filling their 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 tours 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. Wynonna Judd will bring The Judds' Final Tour to 15 more cities in 2023, allowing fans to celebrate and pay tribute to the late Naomi Judd.

Many of Americana, folk and bluegrass's most popular talents and burgeoning artists will also hit the road next year. Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Billy Strings and Sierra Ferrell are just a few of the acts who will make their way across the U.S. in the months ahead.

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. 26: 
The second leg of The Judds' Final 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. 14:
Elle King's A-Freakin'-Men Tour
Feb. 16: Billy Strings' Winter 2023 Tour
Feb. 16: Hardy's The Mockingbird & the Crow 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: 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 9:
 Reba McEntire's Reba: Live in Concert Tour
March 9: Drive-By Truckers' Spring 2023 Tour
March 16: Kane Brown's Drunk or Dreaming 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 14: Tyler Childers' 2023 Send in the Hounds Tour
April 14: Billy Strings' 2023 Spring Tour
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:
 
Thomas Rhett's 2023 Home Team Tour
May 6:
 George Strait's 2023 Stadium Tour
May 15: First Aid Kit's 2023 'Palomino' Tour
May 18: Garth Brooks' Plus ONE Las Vegas Residency 2023
May 18: Parker McCollum's 2023 Headlining Tour

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Launching in October:

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

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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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