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Martina McBride announces 2008 tour

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 – Martina McBride announced Wednesday she will launch a 2008 tour in January, in support of "Waking Up Laughing." The tour will be supported by Jack Ingram and new group Lady Antebellum.

McBide will start the tour Jan. 18 in Evansville, Ind. and concludes March 2 in Syracuse, N.Y.

Ingam records for Big Machine and had a number one hit, "Whereever You Are." He charted earlier this year with a remake of Hinder's "Lips of an Angel."

Capitol Records Nashville newcomers Lady Antebellum consists of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood. Their self-penned debut single "Love Don't Live Here" has just been released to country radio. An album is expected in early spring 2008.

Tour dates are: Jan. 18 Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium Jan. 19 Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena Jan. 20 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena Jan. 25 Green Bay, WI - Resch Center Jan. 27 Ames, IA - Hilton Coliseum Feb. 1 Columbus, OH - Nationwide arena Feb 2 Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center Feb. 22 Champaign, IL - Assembly Hall Feb. 23 Council Bluffs, IA - Mid-America Center Feb. 29 Reading, PA - Reading Civic Center Mar. 2 Syracuse, NY - Oncenter Complex

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Womack planned a good night – Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang, "I don't need fortune and I don't need fame" with the concluding line of the stanza asking the Man upstairs to "plan a good day for me.... »»»
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