Thursday, November 5, 2009
– For the third year in a row Wynonna will bring holiday cheer to 15 cities across the country with A Classic Christmas tour, named after her 2006 Top 10 Billboard country album. The tour starts Nov. 28 in Hershey, P and concludes Dec. 20 in Las Vegas.
"I take great comfort in tradition, and I have always loved the season of Christmas," Wynonna said of her Christmas album. "What the spirit of Christmas means to me is faith, family and fellowship. I'm excited to share those gifts with my fans on the road this year."
The Palmetto State Quartet will join Wynonna on background vocals for the tour. The quartet is led by Wynonna's pop, Larry Strickland, former member of The Stamps, Elvis Presley's background quartet. Wynonna and PSQ have blended their voices on many occasions including her recent appearance on the Gospel Music Channel's 'Front Row Live' series and her current studio album, "Sing: Chapter 1."
On her Dec. 4 stop at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, local high school and college students will visit Wynonna in conjunction with the GRAMMY SoundCheck series. The students will have the opportunity to tour the venue and sit in on Wynonna's sound check, spending some one-on-one time with her during a private Q&A session.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 28 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre
Nov. 29 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Dec. 1 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theatre
Dec. 4 Austin Paramount Theatre
Dec. 5 Robinsonville, MS Sam's Town Casino
Dec. 6 Tulsa, OK Million Dollar Elm Casino
Dec. 8 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
Dec. 9 Columbia, MO Jesse Auditorium
Dec. 10 Elizabeth, IN Horseshoe Casino
Dec. 11 Detroit Motor City Casino Hotel
Dec. 12 Michigan City, IN Blue Chip Casino Hotel
Dec. 13 Arnold, MO Rickman Auditorium
Dec. 15 Fort Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
Dec. 18 Choctaw, MS Silver Star Hotel and Casino
Dec. 19-20 Las Vegas Las Vegas Hilton Theatre
Wynonna will also revisit her Appalachian childhood on November 21 just before the start of her tour where she will join CSX, Food City and the Kingsport, Tenn. Area Chamber of Commerce as their special guest to participate in the 67th annual CSX Santa Train.
"I decided to ride the Santa Train this year because I want for my children to experience as much as they can. I also want to teach them about other people and what their life experiences are like," Wynonna said.
The Santa Train will make 14 stops in the mountains of Kentucky, Judd's home state, Virginia and Tennessee. Wynonna, along with Santa Claus and volunteers will deliver 15 tons of toys, including 6 pallets donated by the Children's Miracle Network, to thousands of residents who live along the route.