'Big Men' Adkins, Worley Hit The Road

Country stars Trace Adkins and Darryl Worley are slowly confirming dates for their planned fall/winter tour, dubbed the Big Men of Country. Thus far, eight U.S. dates have been set, but a spokesperson

Country stars Trace Adkins and Darryl Worley are slowly confirming dates for their planned fall/winter tour, dubbed the Big Men of Country. Thus far, eight U.S. dates have been set, but a spokesperson says the two intend to be on the road for a minimum of 40 performances.

The pair will be touring separately throughout August, wrapping up summer tours that place a heavy emphasis on county fairs and festivals. Updates can be found on Web sites for Adkins and Worley. Additionally, both artists will sprinkle in one-off festival performances throughout the Big Men of Country tour, a name which plays off the respective 6'6" heights of the two artists.

Venues have not yet been announced for the trek, but confirmed dates include Sept. 28 in Stillwater, Okla.; Oct. 6 in Lancaster, Penn.; Nov. 9 in Stevens Point, Wis.; Nov. 16 in Hanford, Calif.; Nov. 21 in Riverside, Calif.; Nov. 22 in Jackson, Calif.; Nov. 23 in Kelseyville, Calif.; and Nov. 24 in Lancaster, Calif. A complete itinerary is expected in the coming weeks, according to the spokesperson.

Both artists have singles in the top-20 of Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks tally: Worley's "I Miss My Friend" rests at No. 7, while Adkins' "Help Me Understand" holds at No. 17.

Adkins' "Chrome" (Capitol) is at No. 27 on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally after 42 weeks on the chart and has sold 250,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Worley's "I Miss My Friend" (DreamWorks) is at No. 4 on the same chart, where it debuted at No. 1 two weeks ago.