Monday, 19 February 2018

International sensation, Marta, invites fans to listen to her tale with debut album, THE STORY


International Sensation, Marta, Invites Fans
To Listen To Her Tale With Debut Album, The Story, Available Now

Polish Singer-Songwriter Enjoys International Success With Hit-Single "All About Us" -- Garnering Over 1.7 Million Views on Music Video
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 16, 2018) —International country storyteller, Marta released her highly-anticipated debut album The Story today. The Story features nine boldly original songs, all written or co-written by Marta, encompassing every listener’s ear, whether they’re searching for a feel-good tune or a heartbreak melody.
Fans can find Marta’s album on Apple Music, and Amazon Music.

“I decided to call the album The Story because as a songwriter, I live to tell stories, I dream with my eyes open and turn real life experiences and words I can’t say into lyrics,” said Marta. “This album tells a part of my story, it’s who I was, who I am and who I aspire to be. I hope it inspires you to take a pen, open up a page and start writing your story.” 


Her debut single “All About Us” and accompanying music video was released in October of 2017 and is featured on the game apps “Dancing Line” and “Piano Tiles 2,” which altogether have more than one billion downloads. 

The music video has received more than 1.7 million views on YouTube with 30,000 likes. “All About Us” hit #1 on the Google Store country charts in Germany and #4 in Norway, and now Marta is looking to make her mark on the American charts with this highly-anticipated new album. 



The Story Track Listing:


1. All About Us (Marta Olejarz)
2. I Need a Love Story (Marta Olejarz)
3. All The Things I Don’t Need (Marta Olejarz)
4. My Kind Of Radio (Marta Olejarz)
5. More Than A Memory (Marta Olejarz / Garrett Glaus)
6. All In (Marta Olejarz)
7. In Crowd (Marta Olejarz / Garrett Glaus)
8. Not Heroes (Marta Olejarz)
9. Say I Won’t (Marta Olejarz / Ashley Kate Rogers / Shelby Lee Lowe)



About Marta
Hailing from Gdansk, Poland, Marta is a fast-rising international sensation and fashion guru who has made a major splash in the music industry with her unique sound and vibrant video content. Her debut single "All About Us" has received over 1.7 million views on YouTube and was featured in the critically-acclaimed mobile games Dancing Line and Piano Tiles 2, gaining more than one billions downloads by users on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. “All About Us” hit #1 on the Google Store country charts in Germany and #4 in Norway. The follow-up single “I Need A Love Story” was released on Valentine’s Day and was also featured on the mobile apps. Marta recorded her first album at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with the guidance of producer Bryan Clark, who worked with Kelsea Ballerini. Starting her songwriting career at the early age of 7, the young up-and-comer wrote or co-wrote all nine tracks on The Story.
 

Related BLOG POST (26 Jan 2018): International Country Singer-Songwriter, Marta, Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation


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Kenny Rogers to play final UK concert at Blackpool’s LIVEWIRE Festival 2018


Kenny Rogers to play final UK concert at 
Blackpool’s LIVEWIRE Festival 2018
Tickets priced from £45 on sale Friday 23rd February at 10am from: livewirefestival.co.uk
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GRAMMY award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has announced that his final UK concert will be at LIVEWIRE Festival 2018, with special guest multi-GRAMMY award winning songwriter Linda Davis.

For his only UK date in 2018 the enduring country and pop icon will headline the Saturday night slot of the festival which previously announced that BOYZ II Men and Matt Goss will co-headline the Thursday night.

The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Kenny Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his long list of hits which comprise 24 Number Ones including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “She Believes In Me,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “You Decorated My Life,” and “Buy Me A Rose.”




Incredibly, Kenny has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Solo Artists of All Time, according to the RIAA. Kenny has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Special guest for the evening will be the revered singer-songwriter Linda Davis. Labelled a ‘song stylist’, Linda’s unique ability to interpret a song has made her one of Nashville's favourite vocalists. She quickly gained a legion of friends and fans in the music industry, one being superstar Reba McEntire. Their mutual respect led them into the studio together where they recorded a duet entitled Does He Love You that went on to become a #1 hit and earn both artists several awards including a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Speaking about Linda, Kenny says that “in this business, there are people who can sing and there are singers. Linda Davis is absolutely one of the best singers in the business”.

Thursday 23rd August 201 – BOYZ II Men & Matt Goss
Friday 24th August 2018 – to be announced
Saturday 25th August 2018 – Kenny Rogers & Linda Davis (Further special guests to be announced)
Sunday 25th August 2018 – to be announced

LIVEWIRE Festival may only be in its second year but it has already it left its stamp on the UK Festival circuit, generating worldwide headlines following Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff’s first UK performance to a sold out 20,000 capacity crowd. Already announced for LIVEWIRE Festival are headliners Boyz II Men and Matt Goss, who will be bringing their trademark soulful tones directly from The Vegas Strip to Blackpool on Thursday 23rd August. Further headline announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are thrilled that the LIVEWIRE Festival is returning to Blackpool for a second year. Last year’s event brought a fabulous line up of talent to the resort over the August Bank Holiday weekend including an unforgettable concert by Will Smith and we can’t wait for this year’s stars to be revealed. It promises to be another amazing summer of music and entertainment in Blackpool.”

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Delta Rae heading to the UK to play the C2C Festival 2018 in London & Glasgow

Delta Rae will be in the UK in two weeks’ time! They’ll be playing at C2C festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday… Check out the dates and stages below:

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH
London – Town Square Stage
SATURDAY 10TH MARCH
London – The Saloon Stage (All Bar One)
London – Radio 2 Stage (Indigo at the O2)
SUNDAY 11TH MARCH
Glasgow – Country to Country Stage
Glasgow – Kings Tut
C2C2018 Festival Timeline Guide Feb 2018 (Issue 1)



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The band have released some physical, signed copies of the ‘A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE’ EP specially for C2C… Make sure you grab a copy at the C2C CD stall in London!
If you’re not going to the C2C Festival you’ll be able to grab a copy after the weekend.
Pictured (L-R): Ian Hölljes, Grant Emerson, Eric Hölljes, Mike McKee, Brittany Hölljes, Liz Hopkins | EP Cover Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.






























ABOUT DELTA RAE: Six-Piece Band Offers Robust Harmonies with Introspective Lyrics
Their 2017 Summer Headline Tour included Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City
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Eclectic six-piece DELTA RAE released their A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE EP, on March 24, 2017 on The Valory Music Co. 

The Dann Huff-produced collection features four songs highlighting tight-knit harmonies of the Hölljes’ siblings Brittany (lead vocals), Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) alongside Liz Hopkins (lead vocals, tambourine, auxiliary percussion) with Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass).
“As a band we strive to make people feel like they’re connected to each other through a place, an emotion or vivid moment in time,” said Brittany. “When you listen to these songs, envision the best summer of your life: It’s got young love and heartbreak, family and wildness, plenty of adventure. Ian added, “From writing to recording, we brought a different level of focus and craftsmanship to this EP. We’re incredibly proud of it and hope our fans will be too.”

A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE EP Track List:
1.   “A Long And Happy Life” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Ian Hölljes
2.   “I Moved South” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Ian Hölljes
3.   “No Peace In Quiet” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Tiffany Goss, Adam Wood
4.   “Ain’t Love” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Ian Hölljes

The Durham, NC-based band’s music melds together Country and Americana storytelling over Gospel and Rock vocal stylings with Bluegrass musicianship. Also inspired by literature, Eric and Ian crafted lyrics for their first single, “A Long And Happy Life,” weaving four book titles from authors they admire. The troupe fittingly chose their moniker from a mythical story the Hölljes’ mother crafted about a Southern girl named Delta Rae who summons the Greek gods to earth.

Previously earning a slot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Delta Rae has also garnered national attention from NPR, The Washington Post and New York Times as well as multiple late night television performances and billing on coveted festivals from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.
It's A Boy For Delta Rae's Ian Holljes And Wife: In early October Ian Holljes, of VALORY MUSIC CO.'s Delta Rae, and wife Rebecca welcomed their first child. Leo Richman Holljes was born Friday, October 6th at 4:01a (ET) in RALEIGH, NC. Baby LEO weighed in at 7lbs 10 oz.
Published on Oct 12, 2017 watch the music video (84.7K views) performing No Peace In Quiet. (C) 2017 Big Machine Label Group, LLC



On Dec 15, 2017 they released a 4 track EP THE BLACKBIRD SESSIONS (Big Machine Label Group; Amazon UK - UK iTunes)
They shared: “We rented out the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville with the plan to cut our first ever recording of a Christmas carol, "Silent Night." Blackbird Studios is a magical place — almost every artist you know and love has recorded there — and once "Silent Night" >> YouTube was finished we still had the studio for the rest of the evening. Rather than pack up and say good night, we discussed how we could offer our fans a new experience of our single, "No Peace in Quiet." Burning the midnight oil, we kept recording. The studio had a gorgeous upright piano, so we decided to record a version of "No Peace In Quiet" with a piano lead. We also asked our friend Gideon Klein to add his talent on violin, turning it into a Celtic country version that might be even more heartbreaking than the album version. Then, with only a few hours left, we thought about what covers we could do, songs from artists we grew up loving... "Blackbird" and "Seven Bridges Road" were done after only a few takes.

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Courtney Marie Andrews premieres video for poignant track ‘Kindness Of Strangers’

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS
PREMIERES BEAUTIFUL VIDEO FOR POIGNANT TRACK
‘KINDNESS OF STRANGERS’ WITH GQ MAGAZINE
Courtney Chats To Neil McCormick (Daily Telegraph) Discussing Her New Found Success And Landing Fans Including Elton John And Ryan Adams After 10 Years Trying To Break Into The Music Business
 Courtney Reflects On Backing 30-40 Different Bands, Sleeping Under Bridges And Busking Around America As Well As Overcoming Sexism… “There Was This Immediate Assumption That You Couldn’t Possibly Know What You’re Doing, Because You’re A Woman”

NEW ALBUM MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN, OUT MARCH 23


Rising star Courtney Marie Andrews today exclusively premiered a beautiful new video for her song ‘Kindness Of Strangers’ with GQ Magazine, who described the video as "Directed with the help of her film buff friends, Andrews tells us that the video for "Kindness of Strangers" uses a 35mm lens and is shot on a super 8 film, admitting that she has “always really loved that aesthetic”. 
By staying away from strict story structure, the video captures Andrews as an ethereal figure in a set of passing images, using gentle lighting and double exposure it creates a different and tastefully abstract music video."

The video was shot in LA  by 
The Brothers Wright, watch it exclusively on GQ here 
 
Discussing the poignant song, Courtney stated, ““Kindness of Strangers” was written directly after some legendary musicians took their own life.  It sparked this long and deep thought about how we all feel disconnected with each other at some point in our lives. When you’re at your lowest of lows, even a friendly cashier can make your month.  Human connection is essential for survival, and I’ve felt that void at so many different points in my life.  This song portrays that void, and how even the smallest amount of kindness can save you.”

The track features on Courtney’s critically lauded May Your Kindness Remain, which will be released March 23 on Loose and is now available for pre-order (
cma.lnk.to/mykr). Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits), the new album was recorded over eight days at a rented house-turned-studio in L.A.

Already heaped with high praise from respected music critics including Neil McCormick  (The Daily Telegraph) who stated Courtney, “may be the finest singer-songwriter in America”, May Your Kindness Remain is set to be a critical smash on both sides of the Atlantic. Support is flooding in from both UK and US tastemakers with British media backing Courtney including: BBC Music, NME, Wonderland, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, alongside US tastemakers support from high profile media including Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Fader, NPR Music and many more. Media join the queue behind the likes of Elton John, Ryan Adams and Chris Pratt who have been early champions of the star singer-songwriter.

Chatting to 
The Telegraph, Courtney shared that she has suffered from sexism and chauvinism throughout her career, stating,

photo credit: Laura E. Partain
 “They would say: ‘I can’t believe you’re a woman playing lead guitar!’’ There was this immediate assumption that you couldn’t possibly know what you’re doing, because you’re a woman. It’s so condescending. I’ve probably had to work twice as hard, just to prove people wrong…. I’ve been hit on in inappropriate ways, in working situations, like it was just to be expected. I’ve been talked down to for so long, you barely even notice. But finally, I think there’s been an awakening of the collective consciousness. Change is happening.”

Transcending genres including Indie-folk rock, soul, gospel and country – Courtney’s timeless music and melody driven lilting vocals are drawing comparisons as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Laura Marling and Julie Byrne.
Fans fell for Courtney’s breakthrough album Honest Life last year, when as the BBC put it, she became an “
overnight success” (Kev Geoghegan 8 March 2017), after 10 years trying to break into the business. Courtney has been on the road since she was 16 years old, when she left home in Arizona for her first tour, sleeping under bridges and upright in cars.

For the next decade she was a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado - but she never stopped writing her own material. 


The resulting album HONEST LIFE received its European release in January 2017, becoming one of the biggest breakthrough records of 2017 in the UK, with 4-5 Star reviews from publications including Daily Telegraph, Uncut, Mojo and Q Magazine, as well as reaching #1 on the Official U.K. Americana Chart, remaining in the Americana Chart for 18 consecutive weeks. In April 2017, Andrews made her debut on the BBC’s legendary “Later…With Jools Holland” programme. Courtney’s success is set to continue in 2018 when she recently won International Artist Of The Year at The UK Americana Awards, held at Hackney Empire, where she performed alongside stars including Mumford & Sons, Robert Plant and Imelda May. Check out a video of her performance here:



In support of the album, Andrews will tour the US and Europe throughout 2018, including a headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on 24 April – see full dates below

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

UK Dates
 
Weds 31 January 2018 - O2 ABC, Glasgow (Celtic Connections) Event
Sat 3rd February 2018 - St Barnabas Church, Oxford (Cardigan Street, OX2 6BG) £16.50 Event
Sun 4th February 2018 - The Keep, Guildford (29 Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UW) (Matinee show) Event * SOLD OUT *
Sun 4th February 2018 - The Keep, Guildford (29 Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UW) (Late show)
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (33 Queen's Rd, Leeds LS6 1NY) £14.85 Event
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Summerhall, Edinburgh (Summerhall Place, EH9 1PL) £17.60 Event
Fri 20 April 2018 - Whelans, Dublin (25 Wexford St, Dublin, Dublin 2, IE) Event
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - Arts Club Liverpool, Liverpool (90 SEEL STREET, L1 4BH) £14.85 Event
Sunday 22nd April 2018 - Gorilla, Manchester (54-56 Whitworth St West, M1 5WW) £14.85 Standing Event
Monday, 23 April 2018 - Komedia, Brighton (44-47 Gardner Street, East Sussex, BN1 1UN) Event

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Islington Assembly Hall, London (Upper St, London N1 2UD) £16.50 Event

European Dates

April 12—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
April 13—Berlin, Germany—Privatclub
April 14—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Bitterzoet
April 15—Cologne, Germany—Studio 672
April 16—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
April 26—Paris, FR—Petit Bain
Courtney Marie Andrews - Tour

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Adrian Johnston surprises radio with duet "Damn, I Want A Love Like That"!

Adrian Johnston plays cupid, surprises radio on
 Valentine's Day with Sultry Duet Featuring Jordon Isaac
"Damn, I Want a Love Like That" Going for Adds Now


Photography: Twinty Photography Austin, TX

Dallas, Texas -- Love is in the air and, to celebrate, Adrian Johnston announced today's release of her latest radio single, "Damn, I Want a Love Like That," a duet featuring newcomer Jordon Isaac. Penned by Zac Maloy and Boots Ottestad, this call-and-response patterned love song features constant lyrics that match the electric guitar beat for beat. Told from the eyes of a couple in love, Johnston hopes this is the next Texas Country duet everyone will be singing for years to come!  "Damn, I Want a Love Like That" is being promoted by Dorothea Ivey of Cabin Creek Promotions

A last minute, and rather unexpected, add to the EP, IT TAKES TIMEJohnston originally recorded "Damn, I Want A Love Like That" as a demo being pitched to Carrie Underwood. Realizing there was something missing on her own record, she notes that this song kept coming up on her radar. Deciding it was "the one" to round off the 6-song selection, she chose to give it "dimension" by making it a duet with Isaac.

I have always loved this song but when we decided to make it a duet it came to life," said Johnston. "It's a different vibe than the last few singles I've put out and I'm excited for everyone to hear a different side. Plus, Jordon Isaac's vocals are simply amazing and bring that extra something to an already magical song! " 

Radio is loving the single and is weighing in with positivity:
"Sometimes you have to listen to song a couple of times before it grows on you; 'Damn, I Want a Love Like That' was in rotation before the second verse started. I'm always looking for a great sounding song with tempo. 'Damn, I Want a Love like That' hits at the perfect time. This song is radio gold. I love to push play and hear Adrian Johnston sing. You can always count on an incredible vocal delivery and this upbeat love song delivers. I didn't make it to the end of the song before we added it. HIT!"
Eric Raines | KOKE FM | Austin, TX

Damn I Want a Love Like That - Adrian Johnston - Story Behind the Song:



'Damn, I want a Love Like That' is proof that Adrian Johnston has her eyes on big things. Adrian's voice is always a beacon in the night but her strength here is not only that voice but the emotion behind it. In a duet it is always important to match the dynamics in vocals and emotion and this one hit the nail on the head. 'Damn, I Want a Love Like That' is just another chunk of the proving ground that Adrian has conquered. Listening to this record makes me say, 'Damn, I wish I had a voice like that.' "
Carey Dean | 106.9 The Ranch | Corsicana, TX

"Feel the jealousy and ache with the yearning. 'Damn, I Want A Love Like That' by Adrian Johnston truly expresses a wave of strong emotions on her new duet with Jordan Isaac.  This song is a for sure add to every Texas Country playlist rotation."
Joe Rollica | irCountry Radio 

Photography: 
Twinty Photography Austin, TX

"Adrian Johnston's and Jordon Isaac's collaboration, 'Damn, I Want a Love Like That,' is a refreshing alternative to the traditional love song. It's cheerful and upbeat with excellent pitch range and harmony. The lyrics are heartfelt and relatable. Even un-romantics will find themselves singing along." 
Andrea Bowers | KAGG-FM/WACO-FM/iHeart Media

'Damn, I Want a Love Like That' is one of the best songs released so far this year. Adrian Johnston's vocals are powerful enough alone, then the addition of Jordon Isaac puts it over the top. This song deserves national attention." 
Mike Crow "Crowman" | KTFW 92.1 Hank FM | Fort Worth

Johnston, a Dallas native, hit the ground running in 2014 by releasing a self-titled EP that became a Top 200 iTunes Country Album. She has since released five radio singles and a second EP, IT TAKES TIMEJohnston most recently won the Ranch Factor 2017 competition, sponsored by 95.9 FM in Fort Worth, becoming the first female artist to do so. She was nominated for "New Female Vocalist of the Year" for the Texas Music Awards in 2015 and has started the successful Girls Raised in Texas (GRITs) tour featuring Johnston and other female artists at notable venues across the Lone Star state. 

"Damn, I Want a Love Like That" is from Johnston's EP, IT TAKES TIME. It follows a string of Top 25  singles including "Adult Beverages" (#22), "Rather Have You" (#13) and "Avalanche" (#21). 

"Damn, I Want A Love Like That" is available now on CD Tex, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all popular digital retailers. 

Related Post: Adrian Johnston releases "Adult Beverages" to radio


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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sara Evans, Raelynn and Kalie Shorr Kick Off CMT Next Women Of Country Tour with sold-out New York City Show!


SARA EVANS, RAELYNN AND KALIE SHORR KICK OFF 

CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY TOUR 

WITH SOLD-OUT NEW YORK CITY SHOW!
Evans Set to Appear on “Pickler & Ben” – Episode Premieres February 15

Raelynn (L), Sara Evans (C), Kalie Shorr (R) Photo courtesy Born To Fly Records













































Nashville, TN – February 13, 2018 
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” headed 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 15 and re-air on CMT.  Check PicklerandBen.com for tune in information.
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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" 

Remaining Dates 
Date     Market  Venue
February 17, 2018: Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre
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

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 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 
 
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), 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 Countryand 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. 
  
ABOUT KALIE SHORR: 
Kalie Shorr photo
(credit: Quinton Cook)
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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. With a new EP , Awake released in January, Kalie was recently inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018. 

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]. 
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