Two of Nashville's best buds, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann, are gearing up to hit the road together beginning in March on the co-headlined Higher Education Tour.

The Higher Education Tour promises to deliver nothing but fun and excitement from two of 2010’s biggest breakout country artists. The tour will roll through college markets around the country, beginning in Columbia, Mo. on Mar.  10. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

In recent years, both Brice and Niemann have had their fair share of opportunities touring with some of country music's hottest artists, which they feel have prepped them for life as headliners on the new tour.

"It’s great to be around so many other artists on the road because you learn something every day," Brice tells Taste of Country. "I love playing live shows. I think I’ve gotten pretty good at having energy and things, but man, if you ever think you’re too good and you can’t learn anything else, you need to quit. I know that I can get better every day."

In the meantime, fans can catch both Brice and Niemann all over the country music singles chart. Brice's 'Beautiful Every Time' currently is in the Top 40, while Niemann's 'What Do You Want' is amongst the Top 20.

2011 Higher Education Tour Dates:

3/10 - Columbia, Mo. | The Blue Note
3/11 - Miami, Okla. | Buffalo Run Casino
3/12 - Durant, Okla.  | Choctaw Casino Resort
3/25  - Abilene, Okla. | Lucky Mule Saloon
3/26 - Speegleville, Texas | Hog Creek Icehouse
3/31 - Denver, Colo. | Grizzly Rose
4/14 - Knoxville, Tenn. | Cotton Eyed Joes
4/15 - Clarion, Pa. | Clarion University**
4/21 - Davie, Fla. | The Roundup
4/22 - Bradenton, Fla. | Joyland IV
4/23 - Sebastian, Fla. | Captain Hiram’s Sandbar
4/28 - Live Oak, Fla. | Suwannee River Jam

** Featuring Lee Brice and Randy Houser