Award-winning country music star Martina McBride’s Waking Up Laughing Tour kicks off on July 11 in Clarkston, MI and winds down on October 18...

Award-winning country music star Martina McBride’s Waking Up Laughing Tour kicks off on July 11 in Clarkston, MI and winds down on October 18 in Red Wing, MN with 31 shows booked to date. Jack Ingram, who opened her arena tour earlier this year, will once again be the special guest while newcomers Chris Young (through August 30) and Jason Michael Carroll (September 19-October 11) taking turns in the opening slot.

“This is the first time I have headlined an amphitheater tour,” McBride said in a statement, “and we are really excited to be working with Brian O’Connell and Live Nation.”

O’Connell just wrapped Tim McGraw’s tour.

Released in April 2007, McBride’s record, “Waking Up Laughing,” stole critic’s hearts and introduced the smash hit “Anyway,” which was nominated for three CMA Awards and CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year. Throughout her career, McBride’s angelic voice and powerful delivery have helped her sell over 16 million albums.

Named CMA Female Vocalist of the Year four times, McBride is currently tied with Reba McEntire for most wins. Recently, she released her first ever live CD / DVD, “Martina McBride: Live In Concert.” She also has five number one hits and 22 Top 10 hits.

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Martina McBride itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

July 11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 13 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
July 17 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18 Dallas, TX Center
July 19 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 24 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair
July 25 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 31 Missoula, MT Adams Center
August 1 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 2 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green
August 8 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
August 9 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 10 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Field Amphitheater
August 12 Bakersfield, CA Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
August 14 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
August 15 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 16 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 28 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 29 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
August 30 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 19 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
September 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
September 26 Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
September 27 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
October 3 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 4 Raleigh, NC TWC Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
October 5 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
October 10 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
October 11 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
October 18 Red Wing, MN Treasure Island Resort