“CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr”Â launches February 12 in New York City
â€œI absolutely love that CMT champions female artists with the Next Women of Country Tour and am so honored to be headlining it in 2018,â€ said Sara. Â â€œI canâ€™t wait to hit the road with RaeLynn and Kalie. They are both incredible singers, songwriters, and overall artists and weâ€™re going to have a blast!â€
Tickets and VIP packages for the â€œCMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorrâ€ go on sale beginning Friday, December 22 at 10am (local time). Tickets can be purchased atÂ SaraEvans.comÂ andÂ NextWomenTour.CMT.com.
First launched in 2013, CMTâ€™sÂ â€œNext Women of Countryâ€Â continues to grow with confident, fun and talented female singer/songwriters who are taking the country music world by storm. The campaign emphasizes undiscovered female artists and several alumnae â€“ Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope and Ashley Monroe included â€“ have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim. Since 2015, the franchise has promoted female-fueled tours at more than 40 dates with Kelsea Ballerini, Brandy Clark, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Tara Thompson.
ABOUT SARA EVANS:Â Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including â€œNo Place That Far,â€ â€œSuds In The Bucket, â€œA Real Fine Place To Start,â€ â€œBorn to Fly,â€ and â€œA Little Bit Stronger,â€ which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A., Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year and in 2018 will headline theÂ â€œCMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorrâ€Â starting February 12 in New York City. Her â€œstunning, country voiceâ€ (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. Evansâ€™ discography also includes the platinum-selling studio albumsÂ Real Fine PlaceÂ andÂ RestlessÂ and the gold-certifiedÂ No Place That Far.Â Sara continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch ofÂ Born To Fly Records, distributed by Sony RED, and her highly anticipated eighth studio album,Â Words, which debuted at #2 on Billboardâ€™s Top Country Albums Chart. The project has been dubbed the album of her lifetime and â€œcaptures an artist in full musical flightâ€ (Associated Press).
In addition to a prolific country music career, Sara is an accomplished author, lifestyle blogger and Red Cross ambassador who in 2008 was presented with the national Crystal Cross award for her work with the disaster-relief organization.
ABOUT RAELYNN:Â Recently named a â€œBest Country Album of 2017â€ by both UPROXX andÂ Rolling Stone, RaeLynn released her Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville #1 debutÂ WildHorse, produced by Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon, earlier this year to substantial critical acclaim. Lead single â€œLove Triangleâ€ tells her personal story in a way that “is a raw and emotional account of what itâ€™s like to be the child of divorced parents” (People Magazine), which media and fans immediately gravitated to, evidenced by the single hitting Top 10 sales per spin while the music video has racked up over 11.5 million views since its release. The remainder of the 12-track album, 11 of which (including the widely-praised â€œLonely Callâ€) were co-written by RaeLynn herself, is a broader look into her life over the past few years since her breakthrough on NBCâ€™s hit show,Â The Voice.
Selected as a 2017 â€œCountry Artist to Watchâ€ by Pandora, Napster andÂ BillboardÂ and a CMTÂ Next Women of CountryÂ inductee, RaeLynn has tallied 195 million plus cumulative career streams. She is poised to follow in the early success of her Top 10, GOLD-certified song â€œGod Made Girlsâ€ that has tallied more than 1 million track equivalent sales and has been streamed more than 60 million times. The breakout star has earned numerous award nominations including the Academy of Country Music Awardsâ€™ New Female Vocalist of the Year, Radio Disney Music Awardsâ€™ Favorite Country Song and The Freshest! – Best New Artist Country,Â and most recently CMT Music Awardsâ€™ Breakthrough Video of the Year, her second in that category in addition to a Female Video of the Year nod. She recently announced her partnership with Too Faced Cosmetics and the RaeLynn-inspired â€œLifeâ€™s A Festivalâ€ collection will launch in February 2018. Over the past several months, she has performed on several national TV shows includingÂ TODAY, Late Night with Seth MeyersÂ andÂ ELLEN.Â
ABOUT KALIE SHORR:Â Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit â€œFight Like A Girlâ€. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country,Â Taste of Country, and evenÂ BillboardÂ magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named â€œNew Artist You Need to Knowâ€ byÂ Rolling Stone, â€œThe New Nashvilleâ€ byÂ Teen Vogue, and one of â€œ2017â€™s Hottest Artists Under 25â€ byÂ Taste of Country. Her newly released single â€œTwo Handsâ€ has already been added to Sirius XM, Radio Disney Country and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Musicâ€™s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists. With a new EP coming in early 2018, Kalie was recently inducted into CMTâ€™s Next Women of Country Class of 2018. Playing over 100 shows a year, Kalieâ€™s message of female- empowerment has led to her being called the â€œnext â€˜Women of Countryâ€™ generationâ€ [CMChat] and a â€œmodern country woman [who will] continue to inspire in 2018â€ [TasteofCountry.com].
ABOUT CMT:Â CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT App,Â CMT.com) and social (CMT on Facebook, CMT on Instagram and CMT on Twitter). CMT is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).