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Vivid Seats Reveals the Top Country Artists in Every State

June 08, 2023 by Madison Marx

There is no denying that the United States is full of country music fanatics. While some country music mainstays have performed in sold out stadiums for decades, plenty of newcomers continue to break onto the scene. With so many making their mark on the genre, which country artists are fans flocking to experience live? 

After analyzing ticket sales over the last six years, from 2017 to present day, Vivid Seats found that the Shania Twain, “The Queen of Country Pop,” is the most popular female country artist, dominating concert ticket sales in 22 different states. Garth Brooks, one of the biggest names in the industry, was the most popular male country artist across 17 different states.

Behind Twain is Miranda Lambert, who is the top ticket selling artist in a total of 12 different states. Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves are also represented in the top five most popular female country artists.

Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band and Morgan Wallen rounded out the top-selling male country artists in the United States. 

As for which state loves country the most? Vivid Seats compared the population of each state to the number of country concerts that take place there each year. After comparing all 50 states, it’s clear that the best state for live country music is Montana. Not trailing far behind was Tennessee, which hosts the second-most concerts per capita of any state. Nevada, Washington, D.C. and New Hampshire rounded out the top five best states for country music lovers.

Vivid Seats’ data also revealed the top five venues for country music fans, with NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas coming in at number one. The top five venues for country music performances include: 

  1. NRG Stadium: Houston, Texas
  2. Grand Ole Opry House: Nashville, Tennessee
  3. Bridgestone Arena: Nashville, Tennessee
  4. Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Morrison, Colorado
  5. T-Mobile Arena: Las Vegas, Nevada

To find out who the top country singers are in your state, and the best venues to catch them, view Vivid Seats’ interactive country music map below: 

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