2013 is a fresh start for Joe Nichols, who announced his musical partnership with the newly-formed Red Bow Records late last year. The singer will return to the road in the new year to perform at the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, joining more than a dozen of his fellow country superstars for the first-ever event this June.

Nichols laid low in 2012 to focus on his personal life, including the birth of his second child, daughter Dylan River Nichols, born on April 17. "This gift is not something we take for granted," Nichols shares. "We are going to try to be the best parents possible.”

Early Bird ticket packages start at $120 and go on sale Feb. 1 at 10AM ET. Country music enthusiasts can visit Taste of Country Music Festival website for more information about camping, VIP ticket options and more. The fest will run June 13-15, 2013.