Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist

So we all love to dream about who we would die to see grace the stages at Boots & Hearts next summer.   Well we have an idea or two of who we would love to see.  Keith Urban & Luke Bryan have already been announced as headliners to #BH6 and having seen both perform already we know that they both bring one hell of a party.   But with approximately another 30+ artists to be announced here is my Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist.

Miranda Lambert

With one of the best albums of 2016 we think that this one is a no brainer and with 2 male headliners already on the bill it would be a perfect fit.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Brothers Osborne 

These fellas put on one hell of a show and would be a perfect fit for the Kick Off Party.

Brothers Osborne perform at The Phoenix Concert Theatre - Photo: Mike Highfield

Brothers Osborne perform at The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Photo: Mike Highfield

Dallas Smith

This guy’s stock steadily climbs and there is no doubt in my mind that the crowd at Boots would eat up a full set on the Mainstage possibly opening for Keith Urban.

Dallas Smith - Photo: Bill Woodcock

Dallas Smith – Photo: Bill Woodcock

The Cadillac Three

When it comes to party bands and shows that those bands need to play well Boots and Hearts are a match made in heaven.  Have to say this band is easily the best show in country music right now and it would be a damn shame if TC3 didn’t grace the stage in Oro this summer.


The Cadillac Three – Photo: Mike Highfield

Brantley Gilbert

After a couple great shows in 2016 North of the border we think this guy would be a perfect fit to get the party started in August… Fingers Crossed.

Brantley Gilbert performs at Bud Gardens during his Blackout Tour – Photo: Corey Kelly

River Town Saints

The River Town Saints were the biggest surprise at #BH5 and well just for that reason alone they should be back.   With one of the most dynamic sets of last years show we have these guys ranted HIGH up on the list.

River Town Saints - Photo: Mike Highfield

River Town Saints – Photo: Mike Highfield

Jessica  Mitchell

This young lady made an appearance a couple times at #BH5 once even on the main stage with her dear friend Lindsay Ell.   I would LOVE to see Jessica bring her amazing sounds back to Boots & Hearts in 2017.

Jessica Mitchell - Photo: Mike Highfield

Jessica Mitchell – Photo: Mike Highfield

Chad Brownlee

Seeing this guy didn’t make it to the party last summer we kinda figure this one is a no brainer.   With a fantastic album “Hearts On Fire” just spewing out hits for Chad we know he would be a perfect fit.

Chad Brownlee - Photo: Corey Kelly

Chad Brownlee – Photo: Corey Kelly

Brett Kissel

Another Canadian artists that I would be VERY Surprised if he wasn’t named to the 2017 lineup.  Mainly because of the killer performance he put in a couple years back when he rocked out on top of the Coors Banquet Trailer.

Invictus Party during CCMA Music Week 2016

Invictus Party during CCMA Music Week 2016

Erik Dylan

Here is an artists that I have had on my WISH LIST for 2 years straight and well 3rd time is a charm right? Erik Dylan might be one of the best singer/ songwriters today.  Erik has written tracks for Chad Brownlee, Kip Moore and Eric Paslay to name a few.  So ya Erik is definitely in the top 5 of my Wishlist.


Erik Dylan – Photo: Sean Sisk

Washboard Union

This is my favourite band of 2016.   Having seen them peform live now on a couple different occasions all I can say is.. KICK OFF PARTY PLEASE.

The Washboard Union

The Washboard Union – Photo: Corey Kelly – Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist

The Road Hammers

Another band that would do things up, just right on the main stage are the boys from The Roadhammers. Jason, Chris and Clay will have some new music out to promote so playing Boots is perfect timing.

The Road Hammers - Photo: Bill Woodcock

The Road Hammers – Photo: Bill Woodcock  –  Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist

High Valley

Well these fellas have been around the Boots and Hearts world for a few shows but didn’t make it last year. With all the success of the new album Dear Life they are almost a shoe in for 2017 (I Hope..)

High Valley - Photo: James Bennett

High Valley – Photo: James Bennett – Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist

Deric Ruttan

This guy might very well be Canada’s best songwriter.   Deric Ruttan is one hell of a singer to boot.  So not having played Boots over the last couple years just maybe it’s time to see Mr. Ruttan at #BH6

Deric Ruttan - Photo: James Bennett

Deric Ruttan – Photo: James Bennett – Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist

The Small Glories 

Here is a band out of Winnipeg that I have yet to personally see.  But the YouTube stuff I have watched along with talking to a few people that have had a chance to take in a show or two they are fantastic live.  And why not bring a little Winnipeg to Boots in 2017.

Small Glories - Photo: Stefanie Atkinson

Small Glories – Photo: Stefanie Atkinson – Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist

Tristan Horncastle

One of the best young artists out of the East Coast.  Tristan Horncastle really knows how to party and bring a hell of a good time and again would be a great fit to the lineup.

Tristan Horncastle - James Bennett

Tristan Horncastle – Photo: James Bennett

And a few more to think about would be…

Kacey Musgraves

Cole Swindel

JJ Shiplett

Wes Mack

Kelly Prescott

Brandon Ray

The Dungarees


We likely could have added another 10-15 artists but we want to hear who you would love to see added to the Boots & Hearts 2017 LineUp.  Just comment below who YOU would love to see added to the 2017 lineup and we have a special prize pack which includes: A Signed Dierks Bentley Riser CD, A Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots Digital Download Card & A Signed piece of barn board by Dan & Shay for 1  lucky winner. Contest closes Dec 21st @ 10AM.   #GetOnTheBus And be sure to follow us over on our FACEBOOK Page for more cool contests!



Boots & Hearts 2017 Wishlist Prize Pack






28 Responses

  1. Walter Nowakowski

    Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clarke, Kristian Bush, Lonestar, Big Texas, Easton Corbin, Colt Ford, Brushville, Dry County, One More Girl, Sarah Wickets, Jerrod Niemann

  2. Travis Sallans

    THE CADILLAC THREE, Randy Houser, Little Big town, Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris, Ryan Beaver, Brothers Osborne

  3. Anna Wood

    I would love to see Brett Kissell, Dallas Smith, The Road hammers, River Town Saints. Brad Paisley, some up comers Marshall Dane, and Corey. To see Leah Daniels would be sweet, Dani Strong would be a sweet add on. Some more are Miranda Lambert, Tim Hicks my list is very long

  4. Donna Rowlee

    Artists who have not played Boots please
    Kip Moore
    Brothers Osborne
    Little Big Town
    Cadillac 3
    Brett Eldridge
    Mickey Guyton
    Chris Jason
    A Thousand Horses
    Cold Creek County

    This list goes on and on…#BH6 🎸🎤

  5. Cayleigh

    Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young, Carrie Underwood, Josh Gallagher, Austin Belle

  6. Johanna Hopper

    Zac Brown Band
    Kip Moore
    Little Big Town
    Lindsay Ell
    Leah Daniels
    James Barker Band
    Plus Everyone mentioned above!

  7. Nicole

    Brett Young
    Leaving Thomas
    Jon Pardi
    Kip Moore
    Old Dominion
    William Michael Morgan

  8. Kim Parkinson

    OMG amazing contetst.. I would love to see Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Leah Daniels, Garth Brooks and Eric Church!!!! Again, thanks for the great contest, love Boots and Hearts…

  9. Corey Kelly

    We want to Congratulate Erin Peters on winning the Prize Pack. Erin we have sent you an email and look forward to your response. Thanks to everyone who entered.
    – Tour Bus Team


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