Vivid Seats reveals the best states for country music fans

Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks Named Top Country Music Artists in the United States

Houston’s NRG Stadium Named Best Country Music Venue in the U.S.

CHICAGO, June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vivid Seats Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAT), a leading marketplace that uses its technology platform to connect millions of buyers to thousands of ticket sellers across hundreds of thousands of events every year, today revealed a glimpse into America’s love for all things country, announcing the top country music artists in every state, the best states to live in for fans country music and the best venues to experience it all live.

There’s no denying that America is teeming with country music fanatics. After analyzing her ticket sales over the past five years, from 2017 to the present, Vivid Seats discovered that country music singer and songwriter Miranda Lambert is the most popular female country music artist, dominating the sales of concert tickets in 27 different states. One of the biggest names in the industry, Garth Brooks was the most popular male country artist in 18 different states. It’s clear that these two popular powerhouses have excelled in entertaining fans across the country and are a must-see in concert.

Which state loves the country the most? Vivid Seats compared each state’s population to its data, looking at the number of country music concerts that take place there each year. After comparing all 50 states, it’s clear that the best state for live country music was no surprise with Tennessee – the country music capital of the world. Data from Vivid Seats also revealed the top five venues for country music fans, with NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas ranking number one.

For those looking for the best states to get started, the top five states for country music lovers are:

  1. Tennessee
  2. Nevada
  3. Montana
  4. Nebraska
  5. Missouri

While some of the country’s classic stalwarts have performed to sold-out stadiums for decades, plenty of newcomers continue to burst onto the scene. With so many brands on the genre, which country artists are fans looking to check out live?

The five most popular female country music artists are:

  1. Miranda Lambert
  2. Carrie Underwood
  3. Reba McEntire
  4. Shania Twain
  5. Kelsea Ballerini

The top five male country music artists are:

  1. Garth Brooks
  2. Luke Bryan
  3. Chris Stapleton
  4. Zac Brown Band
  5. Jason Aldean

The top five country music venues include:

  1. NRG Stadium: Houston, TX
  2. Grand Ole Opry House: Nashville, Tennessee
  3. Red Rocks Amphitheater: Morrison, Colorado
  4. AT&T Center: San Antonio, TX
  5. Bridgestone Arena: Nashville, TN

To find out who the top country singers are in your state and the best places to catch them, check out Vivid Seats’ interactive country music map here. Vivid Seats has the industry’s only loyalty program where you can earn rewards credits to spend on future orders, giving every fan access to the live events that shape their most vivid moments and memories. To find tickets to your next favorite country music concert, visit:

About Vivid Seating
Founded in 2001, Vivid Seats is a leading online ticket marketplace committed to becoming the ultimate partner for connecting fans to the live events, artists and teams they love. Based on the belief that everyone should “the live experience,” the Chicago-based company delivers exceptional value by offering one of the widest selections of events and tickets in North America and a rewards program Industry leading Vivid Seats where every fan wins on every purchase. Vivid Seats has been chosen as the official ticketing partner by some of the biggest brands in the entertainment industry, including ESPN, Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Clippers. Through its proprietary software and unique technology, Vivid Seats drives the consumer and enterprise ecosystem for live event ticketing and enables the power of shared experiences to unite people. Vivid Seats is recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Companies for Ticketing Customer Service. Fans looking for the best live experiences can get started by downloading the Vivid Seats mobile app, visiting, or calling 866-848-8499.

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