GAC Country Music Christmas Tour

Join country music stars as they sing in the holiday spirit!

Deana Carter Photo Courtesy of Vanguard Records

Get ready country music fans! The 2006 GAC Country Music Christmas Tour presented by StubHub is bringing festive cheer and some of the biggest names in country to a city near you this holiday season.

Join five of country music’s favorites -- Deana Carter, Julie Roberts, Blue County, Steve Azar and new artist Bucky Covington -- as they sing in the holiday spirit with Christmas classics and their well-known hits.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit World Vision Storehouse Project, a community store that helps meet basic needs for children and families by offering donated, high-quality goods to revitalize neighborhoods and sustain families for a hope-filled future. Local churches, schools, and community groups distribute the items to families in need. So, gather your family and celebrate the season with great country music for a great cause!

Julie Roberts Photo Courtesy of Mercury Nashville

"We are thrilled to be able to present such an exciting line-up," explains Mitchell Solarek, tour producer, "With some of country music’s most talented performers on the roster this is sure to be an awesome show packed with unforgettable moments that the entire family can appreciate this holiday."

"StubHub is very excited to present the GAC Country Music Christmas Tour this year while supporting the World Vision charity," said Colin Evans, VP of Sales and Business Development for StubHub. "With country music’s brightest stars on the bill, we look forward to introducing the StubHub brand to country music fans while raising money for charity."

Photo Courtesy of Curb/Asylum Records

"This is a great opportunity for GAC to bring the holiday spirit of country music to the fans and GAC viewers in a family-friendly setting at an affordable price," said Ed Hardy, GAC president.

Award-winning vocalist Deana Carter will perform hits like "Strawberry Wine" as well as her take on some of today’s holiday favorites from her latest release, Father Christmas. Country music’s Cinderella and fan favorite, Julie Roberts, is sure to win over the crowd with her deep, blues-soaked voice. Julie's sophomore release, Men and Mascara, solidified her spot as one of country music’s most sultry sirens. Country music powerhouse Blue County is also on the line-up. This dynamic duo took country radio airwaves by storm with their debut single, "Good Little Girls" and will stun the audience with their smokin’ live performance. Rounding out the list of performers is new country artist and 2005 "American Idol" finalist, Bucky Covington.

Steve Azar photo by Bo Streeter.

2006 GAC Country Christmas Tour Dates:

• Thursday, November 30th Wichita, KS Cotillion
• Friday, December 1st Tulsa, OK Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino
• Saturday, December 2nd Corinth, MS Crossroads
• Sunday, December 3rd Murray, KY Lovett Auditorium
• Monday, December 4th Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
• Wednesday, December 6th Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
• Friday, December 8th East Lansing, MI MSU Auditorium
• Saturday, December 9th Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
• Sunday, December 10th Ft. Wayne, IN Embassy Centre
• Monday, December 11th Toledo, OH Stranahan, Theatre
• Tuesday, December 12th Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
• Wednesday, December 13th Canton, OH Canton Civic Center
• Thursday, December 14th Salem, VA Salem Civic Center
• Friday, December 15th Florence, SC Florence Civic Center
• Sunday, December 17th N. Charleston, SC PAC
• Monday, December 18th Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre
• Tuesday, December 19th Macon, GA Macon Civic Center
• Wednesday, December 20th Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre
• Thursday, December 21st Roanoke Rapids, NC Halifax Community College Auditorium

GAC Country Music Christmas Tour is presented by StubHub and sponsored by Nicogel – "Smoking satisfaction in a hand gel." For more information about ticketing, prices and points of purchase please visit www.gaccountrychristmas.com. (Dates and locations subject to change.)

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