Country musicians hope to return to the road in 2021, with several planning full tours for the year. Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs and Chris Stapleton are among the artists with arena and stadium dates on the calendar for 2021.

The words "subject to change" have never meant so much as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shows few signs of tapering as of January (A vaccine appears to be the only way many promoters will allow fans through the gates). There's little doubt the first artists on this list (Kane Brown, Stapleton, Maren Morris) have contingency plans or at least have an idea on how they'll keep crowds socially distant when they play live in 2021.

The bulk of planned country music tours will begin in spring or summer. In fact, there's been no talk of the typical winter slate of tours, and some artists are either waiting until fall or even 2022 to think about returning to the road. Needless to say, this list will be updated frequently, with new dates, canceled and postponed dates all added as they become available.

See All Country Music Tours Planned for 2021:

June 2021:
June 3: Thomas Rhett's Center Point Road Tour — POSTPONED UNTIL AUG.
June 5: Brad Paisley's 2021 Tour
June 5: Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show — POSTPONED UNTIL OCT. 
June 11: The Cadillac Three's 10th Anniversary Tour
June 12: Ashley McBryde's This Town Talks Tour
June 18: Scotty McCreery's You Time Tour
June 22: Luke Combs' What You See Is What You Get Tour

July 2021:
July 8:
Luke Bryan's Proud To Be Right Here Tour
July 8: Reba McEntire's Arena Tour — CANCELED
July 10: Garth Brooks Stadium Tour Resumes In Las Vegas
July 11: Tanya Tucker's 2021 Tour
July 17: Old Dominion's Live at the Ballpark Tour
July 29: Brothers Osborne's We're Not for Everyone Tour
July 29: Lady A's What a Song Can Do Tour

Aug. 2021: 
Aug. 5: Jason Aldean's Back In the Saddle Tour
Aug. 5: Zac Brown Band's The Comeback Tour 2021
Aug. 13: Dierks Bentley, Beers On me Tour
Aug. 13-14: George Strait Returns To Las Vegas
Aug. 13: Thomas Rhett's Center Point Road Tour
Aug. 18: Blake Shelton's Friends and Heroes Tour
Aug. 20
: Kelsea Ballerini, On Tour With the Jonas Brothers
Aug. 22: Willie Nelson's 2021 Outlaw Music Festival Tour

September 2021:
Sept. 2:
Brooks & Dunn Reboot Tour
Sept. 2: 
Kane Brown's Worldwide Beautiful Tour
Sept. 3: Little Big Town's 2021 Nightfall Tour
Sept. 8: Dan + Shay's The (Arena) Tour
Sept. 11: Brett Young's Weekends Tour
Sept. 16: Brett Eldredge's Good Day Tour
Sept. 17: Eric Church's Gather Again Tour
Sept. 17: Keith Urban's Las Vegas Residency Resumes
Sept. 24: Florida Georgia Line's I Love My Country Tour — CANCELED
Sept. 27: Ingrid Andress' Feeling Things Tour

October 2021: 
Oct. 1: Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show Tour
Oct 1: Kane Brown's Blessed & Free Tour
Oct. 7: Midland's Last Resort Tour
Oct. 14: Kip Moore's How High Tour
Oct. 21: Chris Young's Famous Friends Tour

Dec. 2021: 
Dec. 1: Carrie Underwood's Las Vegas Residency Begins
Dec. 1: Home Free's Warmest Winter Holiday Tour
Dec. 1: Reba, Brooks & Dunn Together In Vegas Residency Begins

January 2022: 
Jan. 13: Reba McEntire's Reba: Live In Concert Tour

February 2022: 
Feb. 11: Luke Bryan's Las Vegas Residency Begins

April 2022:
April 23: Kenny Chesney's Here and Now 2022 Tour

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021

There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email