Nashville or Bust
When most country music fans think of country music, Nashville, Tennessee comes to mind. It is the country music capital of the world, after all. In fact, Nashville is nicknamed “Music City.” For country music fans who want to see their favorite artists perform in Nashville, there are several iconic venues that are great for seeing a country singer live. When purchasing tickets from SeatRetriever, make sure to check for the best seats at the Ryman Auditorium (a.k.a. the Mother Church), the Grand Ole Opry and the Bridgestone Arena. Nashville does have plenty of other places to catch your favorite country music artists but those venues are the cream of the crop when it comes to hearing live music.
A few major country stars also got their start at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, which mostly hosts independent songwriters. Garth Brooks is just one artist to have taken the stage before he made it big. He has performed at the venue’s Alive at the Bluebird concert series, which is an annual event that raises money for Alive Hospice of Middle Tennessee. The country music community is known for its philanthropic efforts, which many country artists big and small participate in.
Sometimes country music artists play shows at smaller venues across the country. Artists who are still establishing themselves often open for larger acts or collaborate with fellow up and comers at festivals and smaller events. Tickets to these shows are likely to also be in high demand. Some of the best shows in the past have sold out within minutes, especially ones held at renowned venues located in country music hubs.
Live Music Capital of the World
Austin, Texas is the live music capital of the world and also has plenty of places to enjoy country music. Two of the most famous music festivals in Austin are Austin City Limits and South by Southwest. For country music fans, there’s Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, which is headlined by Willie himself.
Three Chords and the Truth
While southern states are known for their country music scenes, there’s really no such thing as a bad place to hear live country music. All that’s required is a talented singer and an accompanying instrument. There’s a popular saying in the country music community that dates back to the 1950s: “Three chords and the truth.” In country music, many great songs have been written by someone who just rotated three chords and sang truthful lyrics. Country music songs can be as simple as that and still profoundly impact listeners.
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