After a long cold winter with very few shows, the Albany area is about to come alive with some big country music tour stops for late Winter and Spring 2013.

Thursday, Feb. 7- Randy Houser at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Thursday, Feb. 14- The Henningsens at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park

Thursday, Feb. 21- Country Idol at Vapor at Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Monday, Feb. 25- Montgomery Gentry at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park

Saturday, March 2- Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice at Times Union Center

Thursday, March 7- The Oak Ridge Boys at Turning Stone Casino

Thursday, March 21- Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves at Times Union Center

Thursday, March 28- Country Idol at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Thursday, April 11- The Farm at the GE Theater at Proctors in Schenectady

Friday, April 12- The Charlie Daniels Band at Turning Stone Casino

Thursday, April 18- Country Idol at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Thursday, April 18- Scotty McCreery at The Palace Theater

Saturday, April 20- The Mavericks at Turning Stone Casino

Thursday, May 2- Dustin Lynch at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Thursday, May 16- Country Idol at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Thursday, June 13-Saturday, June 15- Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain with Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch, Gloriana, Willie Nelson and more

Thursday, June 20- Country Idol Finals at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway

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