Five red-hot, rising country acts will usher in Christmas this fall. The fifth annual Taste of Country Christmas Tour features dates with Frankie Ballard, Chase Rice, Canaan Smith,  Old Dominion, and a Thousand Horses. Tickets go on sale this week.

Ballard, who’ll play the first three dates in Texas and Arkansas, says Christmas is a very special holiday for him, but don’t expect him to break into “Silent Night” or “White Christmas.” His usual blues-rock-influenced country show may be spiced up with a few memories from home, but for the most part, he says, he’ll stick to what he does best.

Expect the same fun from Smith's three stops in Texas and Oklahoma, A Thousand Horses’ sets in Texas and Louisiana, Old Dominion’s Texas gigs and Rice's tour-closing shows in Midland and Amarillo. The Taste of Country Christmas Tour provides a yearly break from the stress of the holidays, with sold-out shows across the south and southeast.

VIP tickets will be available on Thursday, Sept. 10, with the public on-sale windows opening on Friday morning (Sept. 11). Be sure to visit the official Taste of Country Christmas Tour site for full details.

2015 Taste of Country Christmas Tour Dates (With Headliner):

Nov. 12 — San Angelo, Texas @ Midnight Rodeo (Frankie Ballard)
Nov. 13 — Longview, Texas @ Electric Cowboy (Frankie Ballard)
Nov. 14 — Texarkana, Ark. @Shooter’s (Frankie Ballard)
Nov. 19 — Wichita Falls, Texas @ Denim & Diamonds (Canaan Smith)
Nov. 20 — Lubbock, Texas @ Wild West (Canaan Smith)
Nov. 21 — Lawton, Okla. @ Scooter’s (Canaan Smith)
Dec. 3 — Nacogdoches, Texas @ Banita Creek Hall (A Thousand Horses)
Dec. 4 — Lake Charles, La. @ Cowboys (A Thousand Horses)
Dec. 5 — Lafayette, La. @ Cowboys (A Thousand Horses)
Dec. 11 — Temple, Texas @ Whiskey Creek (Old Dominion)
Dec. 12 — Victoria, Texas @ Schroeder Hall (Old Dominion)
Dec. 18 — Midland, Texas @ La Hacienda (Chase Rice)
Dec. 19 — Amarillo, Texas @ Midnight Rodeo (Chase Rice)