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Martina McBride Sets Winter Tour Plans

Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma City.

Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma City. Beforehand, McBride will play Saturday (Oct. 4) in West Point, N.Y. The trek comes in support of her new RCA album, "Martina," which hits stores today.

By offering an array of down-home ballads, female anthems and gospel-tinged tunes, the set positions McBride to continue a reign that includes current Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music female vocalist honors. "I never feel restricted by [country] music," she recently told Billboard. "And I don't necessarily have the desire to be a bigger celebrity than I already am. I love country music, and I love being known as a country music artist."

First single "This One's for the Girls" features background vocals by Faith Hill and McBride's daughters, Delaney and Emma. It is No. 7 this week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Here are Martina McBride's tour dates:

Oct. 4: West Point, N.Y. (Eisenhower Hall)
Nov. 28: Erie, Pa. (Erie Civic Center)
Nov. 29: Cincinnati (Cincinnati Gardens)
Nov. 30: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
Dec. 4: Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Hall)
Dec. 5: Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Coliseum)
Dec. 6: Duluth, Ga. (Gwinnett Center)
Dec. 7: Tampa, Fla. (USF Sun Dome)
Dec. 11: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Dec. 12: Nashville (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
Dec. 13: Birmingham, Ala. (Jefferson Arena)
Dec. 14: Pensacola, Fla. (Civic Center)
Dec. 19: Saint Charles, Mo. (Family Arena)
Dec. 20: Milwaukee (U.S. Cellular Arena)
Dec. 21: Kansas City, Mo. (Kemper Arena)
Dec. 22: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Ford Center)