NASHVILLE Top country performers Martina McBride and Tim McGraw have joined the lineup for George Strait's Country Music Festival tour, which runs April 29June 11.
Strait whose new album, Latest Greatest Straitest Hits (March 7), includes the song "The Best Day" (RealAudio excerpt) headlines the tour, which includes Asleep at the Wheel, Kenny Chesney, Mark Chesnutt and Lee Ann Womack. Second-stage performances by Jerry Kilgore and newcomers Clay Davidson and Lace round out each daylong concert.
This marks Strait's third consecutive summer stadium tour.
Country Music Festival tour dates:
April 29; Charlotte, N.C.; Lowe's Motor Speedway
April 30; Nashville; Adelphia Coliseum
May 13; Orlando, Fla.; Citrus Bowl
May 14; Jacksonville, Fla.; Alltel Stadium
May 20; Cleveland; Cleveland Browns Stadium
May 21; Cincinnati; Cinergy Field
June 3; Buffalo, N.Y.; Ralph Wilson Stadium
June 4; Landover, Md.; Fed Ex Field
June10; Irving, Texas; Texas Stadium
June 11; Houston; Enron Field