It”s turning into a banner year for releases from male country superstars.
Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton will join Tim McGraw with new albums out over the next few months.
Chesney”s new set is still untitled, but will be released on April 30. He”ll begin touring behind it, or actually, in front of it, on March 16 in Tampa on the “No Shoes Nation” tour.
Blake Shelton will take some time off from “The Voice” this summer for the “Ten Times Crazier” tour, but first, he”ll have a new album as well. The album is still untitled and the release date has only been narrowed down to “this spring,” according to his label. However, the first single, “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” is already climbing the country charts and is his fastest rising single so far.
McGraw’s album, “Two Lanes of Freedom,” comes out Feb. 19.
Shelton”s tour will start after the next season of “The Voice” concludes. It will kick off July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va. at the Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach amphitheater (that rolls right off the tongue, doesn”t it).
BLAKE SHELTON’S 2013 TEN TIMES CRAZIER TOUR DATES:
7/19 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/21 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/26 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/27 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/1 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/2 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8/3 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/11 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/29 Atlanta, GA Aaron”s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/30 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre
8/31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/6 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
9/7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
9/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
9/13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
9/14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
9/19 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
9/20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
9/21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
9/26 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
9/27 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
9/28 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
10/4 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
10/5 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena