The 2012 Country Throwdown tour begins in May, and you could win free tickets ahead of time by signing up for the Taste of Country Country Club! Gary Allan, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore and Rodney Atkins are just a few of the artists taking country music's biggest party across the country this summer.

To enter the contest, first become a Country Club member -- it's totally free. Then, use the points you earn from playing games, answering poll questions and taking trivia to put your name in the drawing. Yep, you could win tickets to a Country Throwdown Tour stop of your choice by simply playing blackjack or proving your country smarts. Each entry "costs" 1,000 points but you'll earn 500-1000 points for each Country Club activity you take part in

Prize winners in this contest will win tickets to any show of their choosing on the Throwdown Tour itinerary. Only one entry per person is around, but you can also cash in your points to win $500 in gas money or a tropical vacation. More big prizes are coming, so be sure to become a Country Club member today.

2012 Country Throwdown Tour Dates:

5/18 - Gulfport, Miss.
5/19 - Lampe, Mo.
5/26 - Gilford, N.H.
5/27 - Bangor, Maine
6/01 - Clarkston, Mich.
6/02 - Kettering, Ohio
6/03 - Anderson, Ind.
6/13 - Glad Allen, Va.
6/14 - North Lawrence, Ohio
6/15 - Danville, Va.
6/16 - Washington, Penn.
6/17 - Syracuse, N.Y.
6/22 - Sioux Falls, S.D.
6/23 - Rockford, Ill.
6/29 - Marion, Ill.
6/30 - Bridgeview, Ill.
7/01 - Norfolk, Neb.