ACM and CMA Award winning country music star Sara Evans has partnered with CMT for its 4th annual Next Women of Country Tour in 2018. “CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr.” This performance is part of a fifteen -show, coast-to-coast tour.
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” (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.
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. Several alumnae – including Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope, and Ashley Monroe – have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim. Since 2015, the franchise has promoted female-fueled tours with Kelsea Ballerini, Brandy Clark, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Tara Thompson.
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ABOUT SARA EVANS: Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. She has five No. 1 Country singles, including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Her “stunning, country voice” (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. Evans’ discography also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless and the gold-certified No Place That Far. Sara continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born to Fly Records, distributed by Sony RED, and her highly anticipated eighth studio album, Words, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. The project has been dubbed the album of her lifetime and “captures an artist in full musical flight” (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: Recently named a “Best Country Album of 2017” by both UPROXX and Rolling Stone, RaeLynn released her Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville #1 debut WildHorse, produced by Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon, earlier this year to substantial critical acclaim. Lead single “Love Triangle” tells her personal story in a way that “is a raw and emotional account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents” (People Magazine). The song hit Top 10 sales per spin, while the music video racked up more than 11.5 million views since its release. The remainder of the album is a broader look into her life over the past few years since her breakthrough on NBC’s hit show, The Voice.
ABOUT KALIE SHORR: Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Her newly released single “Two Hands” has already been added to Sirius XM, Radio Disney Country and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists. Kalie’s message of female empowerment has led to her being called the “next ‘Women of Country’ generation” [CMChat] and a “modern country woman [who will] continue to inspire in 2018” [TasteofCountry.com].