The lineup and tour dates for Willie Nelson's 2011 Country Throwdown Tour have been announced. The second annual tour, which starts in April, follows several country acts throughout the nation as they perform at outdoor amphitheaters.

Obviously, Nelson has been confirmed as the headliner. Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lee Brice, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will also be joining the tour.

In addition to these seven artists that will hit the main stage, the Bluebird Cafe Tent will feature six country singer-songwriters performing throughout the day. If you are looking to hear new music in a more intimate setting, the Bluebird Cafe Tent is the place to be. The lineup for the Bluebird Cafe Tent will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster.

Willie Nelson Country Throwdown 2011 Tour Dates:

5/27 - Philadelphia, Penn. | The MANN
5/28 - Gilford, N.H. | Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
5/29 - Essex Junction, Vt. | Champlain Valley Expo
5/30 - York, Penn. | Sovereign Bank Stadium
6/3 - Nashville, Tenn. | The Woods at Fontanel
6/4 - Little Rock, Ark. | North Shore Park at the Arkansas River in North Little Rock
6/5 - Orange Beach, Ala. | Amp at the Wharf
6/9 - Southaven, Miss. | Snowden Grove Ampitheatre
6/10 - Columbia, Mo. | Midway Exposition Center
6/11 - Sparta, Ill. | World Shooting & Recreation Complex
6/12 - Lawrenceville, Ga. | Coolray Field
6/16 - Roanoke Rapids, N.C. | The Rapids Jam
6/17 - Simpsonville, S.C. | Charter Ampitheater at Heritage Park
6/18 - Waldorf, Md. | Regency Stadium
6/19 – Knoxville, Tenn. | World’s Fair Park
6/21 - Denver, Colo. | Red Rocks Ampitheatre
6/23 - Del Mar, Calif. | Grandstand
6/24 - Ontario, Calif. | Citizens Business Bank Arena
6/25 - Pozo, Calif. | Pozo Saloon
6/26 - Murphys, Calif. | Ironstone Ampitheatre
6/30 - McAllen, Texas | Las Palmas Race Park
7/1 - Corpus Christi, Texas | Concrete Street Amphitheater
7/2 - Eufala, Okla. | Eufala Cove Amphitheater
7/3 - Siloam Springs (Northwest Arkansas), Ark. | Osage Creek Ampitheatre
7/4 - Fort Worth, Texas | Billy Bob's Texas