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Sara Evans to Lead 2018 CMT Next Women of Country Tour

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The 2018 CMT Next Women of Country Tour is bringing a seasoned act and two burgeoning stars together on the road. Sara Evans has been announced as headliner, while RaeLynn and ToC RISERS rising star Kalie Shorr will serve as opening acts.

The fourth-annual event brings the three acts to multiple cities across the country for a total of 15 dates. The trek kicks off on Feb. 12 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York and concludes in Mobile, Ala., on April 7.

“I absolutely love that CMT champions female artists with the Next Women of Country Tour and am so honored to be headlining it in 2018,” Evans says in a press release. “I can’t wait to hit the road with RaeLynn and Kalie. They are both incredible singers, songwriters, and overall artists and we’re going to have a blast!”

CMT’s Next Women of Country class of 2018 was announced in November of 2017 and includes Shorr, Ashley McBryde, Bailey Bryan, Hannah Ellis, Abby Anderson, Erin Enderlin, Kassi Ashton, Jo Smith and the Sisterhood. Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Kelsea Ballerini have also served as headlining acts on past female-empowerment runs.

Tickets for the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country Tour are available on Friday (Dec. 22) at 10AM.

Watch Kalie Shorr Sing “Nothin’ New” at the TOC RISERS Shoot

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