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.

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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 11Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12Darien Lake, NYDarien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 13Gilford, NHMeadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
July 17Selma, TXVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 18Dallas, Center
July 19Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 24Harrington, DEDelaware State Fair
July 25Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 31Missoula, MTAdams Center
August 1West Valley City, UTUSANA Amphitheatre
August 2Denver, COFiddler’s Green
August 8Concord, CASleep Train Pavilion
August 9Wheatland, CASleep Train Amphitheatre
August 10Kelseyville, CAKonocti Field Amphitheater
August 12Bakersfield, CABuck Owens’ Crystal Palace
August 14Albuquerque, NMJournal Pavilion
August 15Phoenix, AZCricket Wireless Pavilion
August 16Irvine, CAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 28Birmingham, ALVerizon Wireless Music Center
August 29Maryland Heights, MOVerizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
August 30Tinley Park, ILFirst Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 19Hartford, CTNew England Dodge Music Center
September 20Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
September 26Burgettstown, PAPost Gazette Pavilion
September 27Bristow, VANissan Pavilion
October 3Charlotte, NCVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 4Raleigh, NCTWC Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
October 5Virginia Beach, VAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
October 10Tampa, FLFord Amphitheatre
October 11West Palm Beach, FLCruzan Amphitheatre
October 18Red Wing, MNTreasure Island Resort

Last Updated on July 14, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen