EvansRaeLynn, CMT’s Cody Alan, Sara Evans, Kalie Shorr
Photo Courtesy Born To Fly Records

Tune in to CMT this weekend for CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown show featuring ACM and CMA Award winning country music star Sara Evans as she headlines the 4th annual CMT Next Women of Country Tour.  The episode, filmed on Valentine’s Day and the opening weekend of the tour in Concord, NH, airs Saturday (2/24) and Sunday (2/25) mornings at 9/8 ct.  The fun-filled show will count down the week’s biggest videos and include interviews with Evans and tour special guests RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr.

The 15-city “CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr” heads to OH, KY, and IL this weekend. 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.

*”CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr”

Date Market Venue
February 23, 2018 Athens, OH Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
February 24, 2018 Richmond, KY EKU Center for the Arts
February 25, 2018 Joliet, IL Rialto Square Theatre
March 9, 2018 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 10, 2018 Pocola, OK Choctaw Casino Resort – Centerstage
March 15, 2018 Kansas City, MO Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Muriel Kauffman Theatre
March 16, 2018 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino – Mystic Showroom
March 17, 2018 Waukegan, IL Venue TBA
April 6, 2018 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
April 7, 2018 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre

*Dates subject to change, please check saraevans.com for the latest information

SaraABOUT SARA EVANS:  Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. With 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., Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year and in 2018 headlines the “CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr.” 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.

For more information on Sara Evans, visit SaraEvans.com and ARealFinePlace.com and engage with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

RLABOUT 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), 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 “Lonely Call”) were co-written by RaeLynn herself, is a broader look into her life over the past few years since her breakthrough on NBC’s hit show, The Voice.

Selected as a 2017 “Country Artist to Watch” by Pandora, Napster and Billboard and a CMT Next Women of Country 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 “God Made Girls” 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 Awards’ New Female Vocalist of the Year, Radio Disney Music Awards’ Favorite Country Song and The Freshest! – Best New Artist Country, and most recently CMT Music Awards’ 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 “Life’s A Festival” collection will launch in February 2018. Over the past several months, she has performed on several national TV shows including TODAY, Late Night with Seth Meyers and ELLEN.

KalieABOUT 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 newest single “Two Hands” has already been added to Sirius XM, Radio Disney Country. Pandora and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists.  Recently named a CMT Next Women of Country and a “Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2018” by the Huffington Post, Kalie released her new EP Awake to critical acclaim and is currently touring with Sara Evans and RaeLynn on the CMT Next Women of Country All For Love Tour.  Playing over 100 shows a year, 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].

ABOUT CMT: 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, CMT.com) and social (CMT on Facebook, CMT on Instagram and CMT on Twitter). CMT is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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RaeLynn, CMT's Cody Alan, Sara Evans, Kalie Shorr Photo Courtesy Born To Fly Records Tune in to CMT this weekend for CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown show featuring ACM and CMA Award winning country music star Sara Evans as she headlines the 4th annual CMT Next Women of Country Tour.  The...