More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashville Star Tour which features the winner and top three finalists from the talent search series on USA Networks. The tour opens June 17 in Fargo, N.D., and

More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashville Star Tour which features the winner and top three finalists from the talent search series on USA Networks. The tour opens June 17 in Fargo, N.D., and runs through September. While dates are still being booked—including a possible Canadian run—the tour is expected to hit as many as 40 markets. Billboard.biz has learned that 23 dates are confirmed thus far, including stops in 14 states.

The tour will feature Erika Jo, the winner of the show's recently wrapped third season, along with runners-up Jason Meadows, Jody Evans and Jayron Weaver. The artists will perform together and separately during each 90-minute show. They will be backed by the Nashville Star Band, a group of musicians who also performed with each contestant during the series' run earlier this year.

The William Morris Agency is booking the tour, with Rob Beckham as its responsible agent.

Erika Jo won a recording contract with Universal South Records and is working on her debut album, set for release June 14.