ACM and CMA Award winning country music star Sara Evans headlined the 4th annual CMT Next Women of Country tour last night, kicking off the series with a sold-out show at New York City’s B.B. King’s Blues Club! In addition to electrifying sets from Sara and special guests RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr, the packed house was treated to a special encore with the three artists performing a special rendition of the 80s anthem “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
The 15-city “CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr” heads to Concord, NH for a special Valentine’s Day show before dates in Albany, Verona and Medford to round out the first weekend.
Adding to the great week, Evans is set to appear on the syndicated daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben,” hosted by country singer Kellie Pickler and Emmy-winning television personality Ben Aaron. The episode will premiere on February 15th and re-air on CMT. (Check PicklerandBen.com for tune in information.)
“CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour Featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr” Dates:
February 12 New York, NY
February 14 Concord, NH
February 15 Albany, NY
February 16 Verona, NY
February 17 Medford, MA
February 23 Athens, OH
February 24 Richmond, KY
February 25 Joliet, IL
March 9++ Salina, KS
March 10 Pocola, OK
March 15 Kansas City, MO
March 16 Prior Lake, MN
March 17+ Waukegan, IL
April 6 Lake Charles, LA
April 7 Mobile, AL
First launched in 2013, CMT’s “Next Women of Country” 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…Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope and Ashley Monroe included…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.
2017 was a landmark year for Sara Evans…the multi-platinum selling country music star launched “Born To Fly Records” where she released “Words,” her “impressive album….which captures an artist in full musical flight” stated the Associated Press. The heartfelt album features fourteen separate female songwriters, including Evans, Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Henberger, and Sonya Isaacs.
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.
Tickets and VIP packages for the “CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr” are on sale now. For full list of dates and to purchase tickets, visit SaraEvans.com and NextWomenTour.CMT.com.