Martina McBride works the U.S. tour trail
Country songstress Martina McBride has plans for a sporadic summer tour of the U.S., kicking off about six months after the release of her double-disc best-of collection.
McBride, who is slated to sing the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby May 4, will begin the outing with a May 18 performance in Battle Creek, MI, and crisscross the nation for 17 more shows. The itinerary currently wraps up Oct. 26 in Robinsonville, MS.
"The Essential Martina McBride," featuring 40 of her biggest hits, surfaced in October via RCA Nashville. Her most recent studio effort, "Eleven," hit retailers Oct. 11, 2011. That 11-track collection peaked at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 and at No. 4 on the magazine's Top Country Albums chart.
18 - Battle Creek, MI - FireKeepers Casino
31 - Catoosa, OK - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
1 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome (w/George Strait)
18 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
20 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Fairgrounds
21 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
22 - Laughlin, NV - Edgewater Casino
23 - Jackpot, NV - Cactus Petes Resort Casino Amphitheatre
26 - Livermore, CA - The Concerts at Wente Vineyards
29 - Oakville, CA - Robert Mondavi Summer Festival Concert Series
20 - Morton, NH - Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel
26 - Columbus, OH - Ohio Expo Center
1 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
2 - Salem, OR - L.B. Day Amphitheatre
14 - Frederick, MD - Eventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds
28 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
25 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
26 - Robinsonville, MS - Gold Strike Casino Resort