Clint Black will launch his Up Close & Personal tour on Aug. 23 in Cerritos, Calif., performing in theaters and smaller music venues across the U.S. He will be joined by opening act Laura Bryna, a new artist on Black's record label, Equity Music Group. "While it is definitely a thrill to play large venues in front of thousands of people, for me, it is an even bigger rush to perform in a setting as intimate as a theater," Black said. "There's a special element added to a theater performance that is unequaled -- being able to relate so closely with the audience." Black's new single is titled "The Strong One."