Jason Aldean And Kid Rock To Bring ‘Rock The Country’ Festival To Small Towns Across The U.S.

The upcoming festivals will also feature performances by artists such as Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr., and more.


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 13, 2023

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Jason Aldean, Kid Rock; Photos via Facebook

Jason Aldean and Kid Rock have been tapped to headline the inaugural run of Rock The Country, a series of two-day country music festivals that will bring a star-studded lineup to seven cities across the United States.

From the producers of the highly acclaimed Rock The South festival, Rock The Country is promised to be “unlike anything seen before” as it brings massive shows with can’t-miss performances to small-town fans. 

“Rock The Country is for everyone who makes this country run and loves America,” Kid Rock shared via press release. “Nobody knows how to party like Small Town America!” 

“Rock The Country aims to bring the excitement and energy of a large-scale music festival to small towns across the country,” added Shane Quick, President of Touring and Strategic Expansion, LiveCo. “With seven big shows in seven different towns, this event promises to be an experience like never before. Fans can expect a weekend filled with incredible performances, great food, and a sense of community that only small towns can offer.” 

Rock The Country
Rock The Country

Jason Aldean and Kid Rock will serve as the main headliners for all seven of the events, while the remainder of the lineup will vary by market. Other country stars who are expected to appear on select dates of the festivals include Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Koe Wetzel, Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Lee Brice, Nelly, Warren Zeiders, Big and Rich ft. Gretchen Wilson, Randy Houser, Uncle Kracker, Tyler Farr, Pecos & the Rooftops, Kolby Cooper, Colt Ford, Elvie Shane, Treaty Oak Revival, Gavin Adcock, Sadie Bass & Dee Jay Silver.

When discussing the mission behind Rock The Country, Nathan Baugh, President of 46 Entertainment made it clear that the goal is to bring together country fans of rural America who continue to show their support for the genre.

“This festival is our way of giving back to these communities and providing an experience like never before,” said Baugh. “We are passionate about curating an event that combines top-tier musical talent with the charm of small-town America, and we can’t wait for fans to join us on this historic musical journey.”

He added, “Rock The Country is more than just a festival; it’s a celebration of music, community, and the shared love for country music that binds us all together.”

Rock The Country kicks off in April of 2024 and includes stops in Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Montana, and South Carolina. 

The seven locations and dates of Rock The Country are:

  • Gonzalez, LA – April 5 & 6 at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
  • Ashland, KY – April 19 & 20 at Boyd County Fairgrounds
  • Rome, GA – May 10 & 11 at Kingston Downs
  • Ocala, FL – June 7 & 8 at Majestic Oaks Ocala
  • Mobile, AL – June 21 & 22 at The Grounds
  • Poplar Bluff, MO – June 28 & 29 at Brick’s Offroad Parks
  • Anderson, SC – July 26 & 27 at Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center

Presale tickets for Rock The Country will be available on Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 10am to 10pm local time. The public sale will then begin on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 10:00am local time. Along with GA, VIP and Elevated Reserved Seating, there will be RV and Car camping available at each venue. 

Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

This upcoming set of shows follows Aldean’s HIGHWAY DESPERADO Tour, which came to an end on October 28. Additionally, the Georgia native just released his 11th studio album of the same name. Out November 3, the completed 14-track project features previous releases like “Let Your Boys Be Country,” “Tough Crowd,” “Whiskey Drink,” and his 28th career No. 1, “Try That In A Small Town.”

Meanwhile, Kid Rock spent the summer on the road for his No Snowflakes Summer Concert run. 

For more information about Rock The Country, including the full lineup and ticket details, visit www.rockthecountry.com.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.