Great news, Martina McBride fans. The country legend just announced an extension of her Love Unleashed Tour into 2017. McBride added 15 more shows in February and March of next year.
The new shows come as a partnership with CMT's Next Women of Country Tour. One of those women in CMT's collection of talented female artists, Lauren Alaina, joins McBride on her tour.
"I have championed women in many ways through my music and charitable endeavors over the years, and this movement really speaks to me," McBride told CMT. "Not only is it a perfect fit for the Love Unleashed mission, it's a perfect fit for me and what I truly believe which is that when one of us succeeds, it's a win for all of us, and when we, as women, support each other we are so much stronger."
McBride certainly qualifies as an empowering woman in country music. The 50-year-old moved more than 14 million albums in the U.S. alone. She also notched 14 Grammy nominations.
Seeing McBride's tour continue its impressive momentum is a great sign for "legacy artists" of her stature. She's an example of country stars who have no interest in competing with changing country radio metrics but still release exciting music for their fans.
Martina McBride's upcoming tour dates hit several cool venues throughout much of the heartland. Tickets go on sale soon.