With a February 19th kick-off, Billy Currington has chosen the right name for his 2016 headlining Summer Forever tour. The “Don’t It” singer will keep summer alive in more than 20 cities on the trek, which launches in San Antonio, Texas, and is slated to wrap on April 16th in Tampa, Florida.
Joining Currington for select dates will be 2015 breakout star Kelsea Ballerini, the CMA-nominated hitmaker whose “Love Me Like You Mean It” topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart and made her the first solo female artist in nine years to hit Number One with her debut country single. Ballerini served up a memorable take on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” during the CMA Country Christmas special, which aired earlier this month. “Dibs,” her second single from the debut LP The First Time, is currently in the Top 15.
Currington spent the summer on Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour and released his sixth studio album — also titled Summer Forever — in June. The LP’s first single, “Don’t It,” became his 10th chart-topper since 2005’s “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” but the follow-up release, “Drinkin’ Town With a Football Problem,” barely cracked the Top 30. Currington is also among the acts lined up for the Tortuga Music Festival, held April 15th through 17th at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton are headlining.
Here are Billy Currington’s Summer Forever Tour Dates, with venues to be announced:
February 19 – San Antonio, TX
February 25 – Indianapolis, IN **
February 26 – Greensboro, NC **
February 27 – Macon, GA **
March 4 – St. Louis, MO
March 11 – Fort Worth, TX
March 12 – Houston, TX
March 24 – Hampton Beach, NH **
March 25 – Amherst, MA **
March 26 – Kingston, RI **
April 7 – Savannah, GA **
April 8 – Athens, GA **
April 9 – North Myrtle Beach, SC
April 15 – St. Augustine, FL **
April 16 – Tampa, FL
** Indicates dates featuring Ballerini