The biggest parties in country music often begin hours before the featured entertainers take the stage. Typically, a concert will start around 7PM, but the tailgate starts as soon as the parking lot gates open. That's usually around 3PM. Cold drinks, barbecue, cornhole, loud music ... these are all signs of a great parking lot party, but who in country music has the rowdiest pre-show entertainment?

In recent years, artists like Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band have brought party favors to their fans in the way of specialty foods or giant water slides. Toby Keith fans are the veterans in this group, but Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney revelers have been partying for a long time as well. Who has the best party? Choose from this list, or add your own name in the comments section below. We also added Jimmy Buffett to this readers poll. While he's not always thought of as a traditional country artist, his tailgates are legendary.