Country icons are back at SPAC for the first time in nearly 2 decades.

Several concerts have already been announced for the lineup at Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer.

Parker McCollum's Burn it Down tour with Corey Kent will be on Friday, May 24. Hardy's Quit tour with Kip Moore and Travis Denning on Friday, June 7.

Darius Rucker and Hootie and the Blowfish will make a stop at SPAC on Saturday, June 15. Five days later Lainey Wilson will perform on Thursday, June 20. In August it's Hank Williams Jr.

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Rock, Pop & Country Icons

It's not just country music coming to SPAC either. Niall Horan, a tribute to the Beatles, Third Eye Blind, Chicago, Sammy Hagar, New Kidz on the Block, Styx, Foreigner, and Creed have all been announced.

Read More: 4 Country Concerts Coming to Lakeview in Syracuse

But it's the Reboot 2024 tour that has 2 country icons back at SPAC for the first time since 2006.

Brooks & Dunn will return to Saratoga Springs with special guests David Lee Murphy and Ernest.

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Back at SPAC

The Reboot 2024 tour will be back at SPAC on Thursday, June 27 with music kicking off at 7 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10 AM at or

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11 Country Stars Who Don't Write Their Own Songs + 1 You'll Be Shocked to Learn Does

If you think a country singer needs to write their own songs to be a legitimate artist, take this short quiz:

Which of the following five hitmakers is also an established songwriter: Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson?

Just two of those names make this list of 11 country stars who don't write their own songs, and one you'll be surprised to learn does. It's a list that includes four Country Music Hall of Fame inductees and at least two others sure to get in soon. The takeaway is that great singers are great storytellers, especially when they're telling someone else's story.

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The Top 40 Country Songs of 2023, Ranked

The best country songs of 2023 fit snugly over your life and experiences. Each is written from personal experiences, but somehow, translate as if they were custom to each of us.

We've loved, we've longed, we've lost and we've cut loose in the country.

Airplay charts, sales data and streaming numbers helped make this list of country music's Top 40 songs of 2023, but staff and Taste of Country reader opinion were most influential. Songs included on previous Top Country Songs lists were not eligible. A song may have been released in 2022, but it had to have the majority of recorded airplay or impact this year to count.

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Most Popular Country Album From the Year You Were Born

Find out which country singer dominated on this list of the most popular albums from the year you were born or graduated high school.

This list is based on sales date from the Soundscan era (1991 to 2022) and total weeks spent atop Billboard's Hot Country Albums chart (1964-1990).

In 1999, Shania Twain's Come on Over album became the first to top the year-end chart in back-to-back years, but that feat has been done four times since, most recently in 2022. Which country album defined your childhood? Scroll down to find out.

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The 30 Most Controversial Songs in Country, Ranked

Country singers have a long history of stirring it up. Here are 30 of the most controversial country songs, ranked from least to most controversial.

Find controversial hits from Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood and more.

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9 Country Stars Who Grew Up Rich

The son of a rock star, the daughter of a famous actor, a son of a car dealer and two wealth managers' kids are among the country artists listed below. These nine country stars grew up rich, but that doesn't mean they didn't work hard to get where they are today.

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