Nashville is known as the Country Music Capital of the World, and it’s no mystery why. As the home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, and the city where countless country stars got their big break, Nashville has no shortage of country concerts both big and small to entertain every sort of country music fan. Here are some of the best country concerts coming to Nashville this summer.
LeAnn Rimes with the Nashville Symphony
As one of the most well-known female country singers, LeAnn Rimes needs no introduction. Since her début in 1996, LeAnn Rimes has sold over 37 million records, won 12 Billboard Music Awards and two Grammys, and placed over 40 singles on the charts. Don’t miss the chance to see Rimes playing rearranged versions of her greatest hits alongside the Nashville Symphony this summer.
LeAnn Rimes will be playing at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Friday, July 8, with conductor Chris Norton heading the symphony. Tickets start at $22.
If you like your country music a little rougher around the edges, be sure to catch Dwight Yoakam this summer at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Dwight Yoakam has recorded over 21 albums and compilations since he first became popular in the early 1980s, pulling rock, punk, and rockabilly elements into his country tunes. This summer, Yoakam tours on his 15th studio album, Second Hand Heart, released last year.
See Dwight Yoakam on Friday, July 29 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets start at $54.
Grand Ole Opry: Vince Gill
The Grand Ole Opry will be presenting a lineup of country music greats this summer with a concert headlined by Vince Gill in honor of his 25th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. Playing alongside Vince Gill will be Amy Grant, Patty Loveless, Bill Anderson, Ashley Monroe, The Time Jumpers, and more. Attendees can purchase an exclusive ticket package that comes with a copy of Vince Gill’s new album, Down to My Last Bad Habit, released in February.
Don’t miss this concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on Saturday, August 13. Tickets start at $35.
The Dixie Chicks have sold more records than any other all-female band in history, collecting 13 Grammy Awards along the way, and this summer marks their return to touring with their DCX MMXVI World Tour. This country music trio hasn’t headlined a North American tour in ten years, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see them play their biggest hits live on the Bridgestone Arena stage.
The Dixie Chicks play Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, August 17. Tickets start at $73.50. Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith will be opening.
There will be no shortage of concerts for country music fans to enjoy in Nashville this summer. Be sure to catch these four big acts, and don’t forget to check out the local tunes at famous live music joints like The Bluebird Cafe, Tin Roof, Robert’s Western World, and Station Inn, among others.