With some assistance from the 15-piece Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring Ellington’s grandson Mercer, Womack will present a show that offers her hits with an extra dash of class and tradition. The tour runs November 29 – December 22 and plays mainly in the Midwest.

Womack won the Country Music Association award for female vocalist of the year earlier this month. As she told Pollstar in an interview just after her first CMA nomination in 1997, “To win a CMA award is special because it’s voted on by your peers and for them to give you that nod, even for the nomination, was wonderful.”

Womack’s Christmas tour plans come hot on the heels of her latest headlining jaunt of fairs and casinos. That venture, which finished up in October, found her opening some shows for the young country upstarts Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith.

Although dubbed a Christmas tour, Womack will also be playing songs from her hit album, I Hope You Dance.