Saturday, April 25, 2020, has finally arrived. That was the original date for the LeAnn Rimes concert in Waterville. The concert is this Saturday evening, Sept. 18.

First, this.

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That song, How Do I Live, came in at #4, on Billboards Greatest Songs of All Time Hot 100.  All-time.

She won Best New Artist when she was only 14.  And since then has sold dozens of millions of records and won dozens of other awards including Grammys and Billboard Music Awards.

How about this one.

That one went to #1 in 11 countries.

Waterville Opera House is the place to be this Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. for LeAnn Rimes in concert.

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021


There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email

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