The Back Forty tour will take the singer to more than 50 U.S. cities starting January 26 at President’s Hall in Cincinnati. The outing will keep her on the road through July and includes stops in Los Angeles, Baltimore, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Chicago, San Diego, Houston and Dallas.

She’ll play a few secular venues, such as the Universal Amphiteatre near L.A., but most of the dates are at private colleges and large regional churches.

Knapp then moves on to theme parks and Christian festivals, including the Cornerstone Festival in Chicago.

While she’s usually associated with Christian rock, Knapp has begun reaching out to a crossover audience with her music appearing on MTV’s “The Real World” and the WB network’s television hit, “Felicity.”

She also did a stint on 1999’s installment of Lilith Fair.

Knapp has cut her touring teeth for the last few years playing hundreds of shows annually, mostly to small churches and groups. She’s cut back her schedule somewhat and has added a band to her girl-and-a-guitar repertoire. Now, Knapp is ready to give something back while broadening her audience.

“This is Jennifer’s most ambitious tour yet and is in the nature of a ‘thank you’ tour,” a Gotee Records rep said. “Jennifer is visiting cities where, over the years, she has been previously well-received and built a strong fan base.”