When it comes to taking talented women on tour as opening acts, Martina McBride leads by example by bringing up-and-coming talents Hailey Whitters and Sarah Allison Turner along for select dates on the Livin' Life Up Tour.
The "This One's For the Girls" and "Independence Day" singer has been outspoken in past years about country music's gender imbalance issues, so it should be no surprise that she's providing an invaluable platform to Whitters, Turner and other acts to be named. McBride landed similar opportunities in the early '90s from Garth Brooks and Brooks & Dunn.
To be fair, McBride's not the only star of her caliber taking women on tour as supporting acts. Dierks Bentley has earned a similar reputation, and he's keeping it intact when the Hot Country Knights' One Night Stands Tour features the revolving cast of Hannah Dasher, Rachel Wammack, Tenille Townes and Lainey Wilson.
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Martina McBride Livin' Life Up Tour Dates
March 12 - Lancaster, Pa. - American Music Theatre
March 13 - Westbury, N.Y. - Theatre at Westbury
March 14 - Orono, Maine - Collins Center for the Arts
April 2 - Kansas City, Mo. - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
April 3 - Salina, Kansas - Stiefel Theatre
April 4 - Fort Yates, N.D. - Prairie Knights Casino
April 16 - Shipshewana, Ind. - Blue Gate Center
April 17 - Wisconsin Dells, Wis. - Crystal Grand Music Theatre
April 18 - Sioux City, Iowa - The Sioux City Orpheum
April 23 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre
April 24 - Nashville, Ind. - Brown County Music Center
April 25 - Madisonville, Kent. - The Glema Mahr Center
April 30 - Greensburg, Penn. - Palace Theatre
May 1 - Wilkes Barre, Penn. - F.M. Kirby Center
May 2 - Orillia, Ontario - Casino Rama Center