The 2011 Country Throwdown Tour is hitting the road this week to entertain country fans all over the U.S. with its all-star lineup. Headlining the tour is country legend Willie Nelson, and he will be joined by Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lee Brice, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real and more.

The tour kicks off on May 27 with a performance in Philadelphia, Pa., and will go all the way through early July, when it celebrates its last date on Independence Day in Forth Worth, Texas. Stay tuned with Taste of Country for more Country Throwdown Tour updates! Hopefully, the guys will have some funny stories to share from out on the road. In the meantime, you can download a free iTunes sampler featuring eight songs by Country Throwdown Tour artists here, and purchase tickets over at Ticketmaster.

We’re giving away a few pairs of tickets to the Country Throwdown Tour! Check out the list of tour dates below, and if you're able to attend one, you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice by following @tasteofcountry on Twitter and re-tweeting the announcement of the giveaway. You must enter by 6:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 25. We’ll choose winners at random and notify them via Twitter this week. Good luck!

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

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