Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen have announced their  tour plans, and many more will surely follow in the coming weeks. If you’re paying attention, you can learn a little more than just where an artist will be, and they'll be there. Taste of Country’s Billy Dukes explains how you can find out a lot about your favorite artist by looking at the schedule.

During the usual January surge of concert press releases, one finds out how much an artist has grown, or if he or she has grown at all. Hit songs on the radio translate into ticket sales and larger venues -- it takes a string of hits to fill stadiums and amphitheaters. Who will be the next country music superstar? Dukes makes a case for three artists that are just a hit or two away from filling 15,000-seat venues.