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Sara Evans Wraps Up CMT's 4th Annual Next Women of Country Tour

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Sara Evans Wraps Up CMT's 4th Annual Next Women of Country Tour

ACM and CMA Award winning country music star Sara Evans spent the weekend performing in the southeast, wrapping up CMT's 4th annual Next Women of Country Tour. "CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr" launched in February in New York City with fifteen shows from coast to coast. Special guests RaeLynn ("Lonely Call," "Love Triangle") and Kalie Shorr("Fight Like A Girl," "Two Hands"), both part of CMT's "Next Women of Country's" impressive roster of artists, were surprised onstage at Saenger Theater (Mobile, AL) where Sara presented them with a custom plaque at the final show, commemorating the tour's success. Fans can relive Sara, RaeLynn, and Kalie's final performance of the fan favorite encore, 80s pop anthem "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," via the Facebook Live stream.

Fun facts about the tour include racking up nearly 40,000 miles on 3 tour busses and 1 sprinter van and playing to over 12,000 fans including 500 one-on-one VIP Meet & Greets with Sara. Keeping with the "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" theme, 30 bottles of red wine were consumed.


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 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.

ABOUT 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 headlined 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.

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