Everyone knows The States are the home of country music, and they have the festivals to prove it. From the old classics to country newcomers, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to country festivals, so grab your cowboy hat and boots because we've put together our top ten country music festivals in the USA.
Lineup: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Lil Nas X, Billy Rae Cyrus, Alan Jackson, Brett Young
Bringing a mix of contemporary and classic country, Stagecoach is one of the biggest country music festivals in the world. Their lineups consist of some of the biggest names not just from country but folk, bluegrass and roots rock.
Alongside the music, the three day festival also features specialist bars and food stalls, a clothes marketplace, a fun fair and plenty more to keep you busy.
When & Where: April 24-26 2020, Indio, California
CMA Music Festival
Lineup (2019): Billy Currington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brothers Osborne, Gone West, Halfway Hazard, Lauren Jenkins, Tim McGraw
Beginning back in 1972, CMA Music Festival draws over 400 artists and celebrities each year. The festival is part of the CMA Foundation, which focuses on improving and sustaining music programs across the country, along with inspiring a love for music in people.
Every year the festival attracts the hottest names to come and perform as well as inviting thousands of enthusiastic country music fans to support the cause.
When & Where: June 4-7 2020, Nashville, Tennessee
Lineup: Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Chris Stapleton, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Currington, Jake Owen
As one of the leading country music festivals for nearly four decades, We Fest brings over fifty thousand fans together each year, all gathering in the huge natural amphitheatre located at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch.
We Fest's lineups do not disappoint and along side the music there are over 50 independent stalls and endless supplies of delicious food.
When & Where: August 2020, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Old Settlers Music Festival
Lineup (2019): Jason Isbell and the 400, Wild Child, Hayes Carll, Robert Ellis, Jamiee Harris, Paul Cauthen
Old Settlers Music Festival is a vibrant, family friendly three day campout festival. Known for an energetic atmosphere and traditional lineup, the festival is an exceptional, wholesome experience.
OSMF doesn't just have impressive lineups though, the festival offers much more, over the three days there will be workshops, markets, funfairs, arts & crafts, music stores and even a young talent competition.
Where & When: April16-19 2020, Tilmon, Texas
Rock The South
Lineup (2019): Kid Rock, Jake Owen, Brooks & Dun, Florida Georgia Line, Jimmie Allen, Morgan Wallen
Rock The South was originally intended to be a one time celebration of recovery after a tornado ripped through Alabama. Since then however, the festival has expanded and continued to raise money and cherish the sense of community.
Each year the festival gets bigger and louder, inviting passionate fans to join in with the fun.
When & Where: May/June 2020, Cullman, Alabama
Lineup (2019): Sam Hunt, Michael Ray, Little Big Town, Tyler Rich, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindle, Chris Janson
Since its beginning in 1992 Country Jam has flourished, now showcasing country music superstars across three days in the glorious sun in a scenic mountainous setting.
Join thousands of fans and campout under the stars amongst the picturesque red rock landscape of Western Colorado.
When & Where: June 2020, Grand Junction, Colorado
Gulf Coast Jam
Lineup (2019): Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, Midland, Locash, Big and Rich, Lauren Alaina
Located on one of Florida's most beautiful beaches, each year Gulf Coast Jam hosts some of country music's biggest stars. Able to brag about its stunning backdrop, GCJ is truly a unique experience.
With golden sand as far as the eye can see, clear blue waters and charming local eateries, Gulf Coast Jam doesn't disappoint.
When & Where: September 4-6 2020, Panama City Beach, Florida
Carolina Country Music Fest
Lineup: Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Eric Church
Celebrating its 5th edition in 2019, Carolina Country Music Fest has quickly become a much loved event. Spread across eighteen acres of divine costal scenery, CCMF hosts the hottest country artists as well as exposing fans to new talent.
When & Where: June 4-7 2020, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Lineup (2019): Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Midland, Brothers Osborne, Randy Rogers Band
Held in the famed Gorge Amphitheatre, this stunning location is considered to be one of the most scenic concert settings in the world.
Since 2012, Watershed has been offering fans a mixture of classic country superstars performing alongside newcomers and local talent.
When & Where: July 31 - August 2 2020, George, Washington
Kicker Country Stampede
Lineup (2019): Jason Aldean, Old Dominon, Jake Owen, Morgan Wellen, Clint Black, Micheal Ray
For over twenty years Kicker Country Stampede has been a calendar staple for country lovers. Fans rush through the gates each year to find the perfect spot to soak up the sun and listen to their favourite artists.
When & Where: June 2020, Manhattan, Kansas