International Country Music Day is just two days away, Sept. 17, and these days we all could use nostalgic sounds and relatable stories to get us through bad times (and good).
But if you want to follow Tim McGraw’s advice and live like you were dying, then hop in that truck and make your way to one of 2021’s Best Cities for Country Music Fans.
LawnStarter ranked over 180 of the biggest U.S. cities across five key factors that make up a strong country music scene.
In each city, we looked at the number of country radio stations, concerts, and performance venues. We also gauged the size of the local fandom based on Google search trends and availability of museums dedicated to the genre.
Check out the 10 best (and the 10 worst) country music scenes below, followed by some highlights and lowlights from our report.
|2021’s Best Cities for Country Music Fans|
|Las Vegas, NV|
|St. Louis, MO|
|Salt Lake City, UT|
|Grand Rapids, MI|