Shoreline's gone country.

The Mountain View amphitheater, which has done huge business with country concerts over the last few years, will once again host some of the genre's biggest stars and hottest young acts during its lengthy season.

The eight-show schedule kicks off on April 26 with Lady Antebellum and also includes Miranda Lambert (May 11), Tim McGraw (June 9), Kenny Chesney (July 25), Luke Bryan (Aug. 9), Brad Paisley (Aug. 22), Keith Urban (Sept. 21) and Jason Aldean (Oct. 12). More than 100,000 fans are expected to turn out for these concerts, according to promoter Live Nation.

Jason Aldean at the iHeart Radio Music Festival, Sept., 21, 2012 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Jason Aldean at the iHeart Radio Music Festival, Sept., 21, 2012 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. (Eric Reed/Invision/AP)

Fans can see all eight of these shows if they purchase the 2013 Country Megaticket, which goes on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 25) through www.livenation.com. These Megaticket packages cost $249 (lawn seating), $649 (200 section) and $949 (100 section).

It's the best way to grab good seats for all eight of these country concerts. After the Megaticket buyers secure their spots, others will have the opportunity to purchase ducats for individual shows. No timeline has been announced, however, for when these individual concerts will go on sale.

All eight of these shows should be incredibly popular with country fans. Yet, the biggest show of the bunch appears to be Jason Aldean, who may well be the hottest artist in country music today.


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Aldean completely sold out his Shoreline dates in 2011 and 2012 -- and he's only grown more popular since then. In many markets, he's moved up to playing mammoth stadiums, which he's having no trouble filling. Notably, he sold out two dates at Boston's legendary Fenway Park -- with the tickets for the first night completely disappearing in some seven minutes. He also sold out University of Georgia's 93,000-capacity stadium in less than an hour.

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