Here is every headliner for each year of Country Thunder Arizona, going back to 1996. The festival started as Country Jam in 1993, but we couldn’t find those lineups in our archives. Enjoy the trip through country-music memory lane!

Country Thunder Arizona 1996

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Asleep at the Wheel

Country Thunder Arizona 1997

John Michael Montgomery, Sawyer Brown, Tim McGraw

Country Thunder Arizona 1998

Clay Walker, Alabama, Clint Black, Blackhawk

Country Thunder Arizona 1999

Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, John Michael Montgomery, Collin Raye

Country Thunder Arizona 2000

John Michael Montgomery, Sawyer Brown, Trisha Yearwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Country Thunder Arizona 2001

Clay Walker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Trick Pony, Wynonna

Country Thunder Arizona 2002

Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Chris LeDoux, Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Country Thunder Arizona 2003

Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina, Terri Clark

This was the first year the festival moved from Queen Creek to Florence.

Country Thunder Arizona 2004

Sawyer Brown, Travis Tritt, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan

Country Thunder Arizona 2005

Phil Vassar, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Darryl Worley

Country Thunder Arizona 2006

Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Randy Travis, LeAnn Rimes

Country Thunder Arizona 2007

Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins

Country Thunder Arizona 2008

Phil Vassar, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Neal McCoy

Country Thunder Arizona 2009

Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town

Country Thunder Arizona 2010

Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson

Country Thunder Arizona 2011

Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Clay Walker

Country Thunder Arizona 2012

Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich and Dierks Bentley

Country Thunder Arizona 2013

Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert

Country Thunder Arizona 2014

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, the Band Perry and Thompson Square

Country Thunder Arizona 2015

Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge

Country Thunder Arizona 2016

Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen and Kip Moore

Country Thunder Arizona 2017

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Young

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