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Sugarland, Little Big Town, Jake Owen tour together this fall

Monday, July 9, 2007 – Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen will tour this fall as part of the sixth annual CMT ON TOUR. The tour starts Sept. 27 and ends Dec. 15, hitting 32 markets around the U.S.

Sugarland just had a number one single with "Settlin'," while Little Big Town has enjoyed a fine run with their second disc. Owen is touring behind his debut album and currently has a top 10 hit with "Startin' With Me."

Tour dates are:
Sept. 27 Charleston, S.C. - North Charleston Coliseum
Sept. 28 Greenville, S.C. - Bi-Lo Center
Sept. 29 Winston-Salem, N.C. - Joel Coliseum**
Oct. 4 Salisbury, Md. - Wicomico Civic Center
Oct. 5 Trenton, N.J. - Sovereign Bank Arena
Oct. 6 Reading, Pa. - Sovereign Center
Oct. 11 Lincoln, Neb. - Pershing Center
Oct. 12 Cedar Rapids, Iowa - US Cellular Center
Oct. 13 Minneapolis, MN / Target Center
Oct. 26 Reno, Nev. - Reno Events Center
Oct. 27 Fresno, Calif. - Selland Arena
Oct. 28 Los Angeles, Calif. - NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live
Nov. 1 Phoenix, Ariz. - Arizona State Fair**
Nov. 2 San Diego, Calif. - ipayOne Center @ The San Diego Sports Arena
Nov. 3 Las Vegas, Nev. - TBD
Nov. 9 Wichita Falls, Texas - Kay Yeager Coliseum
Nov. 10 Dallas, Texas - Nokia Theatre @ Grand Prairie
Nov. 11 Biloxi, Miss. - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Nov. 14 New York, N.Y. - Nokia Theatre
Nov. 15 Springfield, Mass. - MassMutual Center Arena
Nov. 16 Binghamton, N.Y. - Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Nov. 17 Portland, Maine - Cumberland County Civic Center
Nov. 30 Champaign, Ill. - Assembly Hall @ University of Illinois
Dec. 1 Green Bay, Wis. - Resch Center
Dec. 2 Grand Forks, N.D. - Ralph Engelstad Arena
Dec. 6 Battle Creek, Mich. - Kellogg Arena
Dec. 7 Youngstown, Ohio - Chevrolet Centre
Dec. 8 Charlottesville, Va. - John Paul Jones Arena
Dec. 9 Huntington, W. Va. - Big Sandy Arena
Dec. 13 Fayetteville, N.C. - Crown Center Arena
Dec. 14 Columbus, Ga. - Columbus Civic Center
Dec. 15 Huntsville, Ala. - Von Braun Civic Center Arena
**Jake Owen will not be present on these dates

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