George Strait To Kick Off Stadium Tour

Tim McGraw, Martina McBride among Grammy winners and rising acts scheduled to perform.

NASHVILLE — Top country performers Martina McBride and Tim McGraw have joined the lineup for George Strait's Country Music Festival tour, which runs April 29–June 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