After co-headlining an acoustic tour with Jamey Johnson earlier on in 2021, Randy Houser has announced a return to the road starting early next year. He's laying out plans for a tour that kicks off in January in Knoxville, Tenn., and extends through March, closing with a stop at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium.

Joining him on the road is rising singer-songwriter Ella Langley, an Alabama native who has previously opened for Johnson as well as country artists like Riley Green, Montgomery Gentry and Parker McCollum.

In a statement, Houser hints that the new setlist he's working on includes some material fans haven't yet gotten a chance to hear.

"I've been spending a lot of time in the studio recording some songs and it's time we play some of these live," he remarks.

The singer's latest album, Magnolia, arrived in January 2019. The album was originally scheduled for release the year prior, but Houser delayed putting it out in order to finish the short film he created to go along with his project. After its arrival, Magnolia produced the singles "What Whiskey Does," a duet with Hillary Lindsey, and "No Stone Unturned."

Tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale Friday (Oct. 29), except for a couple of dates that will go on sale at a later time.

Randy Houser's 2022 Tour Dates:

Jan. 21 -- Knoxville, Tenn. @ Cotton Eyed Joe
Jan. 22 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Jan. 28 -- Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues
Jan. 29 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
Feb. 3 -- Columbus, Ohio @ The Bluestone
Feb. 4 -- Rosemont, Ill. @ Joe’s Live
Feb. 5 -- Springfield, Ill. @ Boondocks
Feb. 10 -- Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount
Feb. 11 -- Jim Thorpe, Pa. @ Penn’s Peak
Feb. 12 -- Jordan, N.Y. @ Kegs Canal Side
Feb. 17 -- Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
Feb. 18 -- Columbia, Mo. @ The Blue Note
Feb. 19 -- Chesterfield, Mo. @ The Factory at The District^
Feb. 24 -- Mayetta, Kan. @ Prairie Band Casino*^
Feb. 25 -- Mahnomen, Minn. @ Shooting Star Casino*^
March 3 -- San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
March 4 -- Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues
March 5 -- Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
March 6 -- Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
March 9 -- Redding, Calif. @ Cascade Theatre^
March 10 -- Redding, Calif. @ Hult Center
March 11 -- Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory
March 12 -- Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
March 18 -- Bristol, Tenn. @ Paramount Center for the Arts
March 19 -- Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Tivoli Theatre^
March 20 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium

*Denotes An Evening with Randy Houser
^Denotes on Sale at a Later Date

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021

There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email

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