Sara Evans returned to recording in 2017 with the independently released Words, focusing primarily on songs written by women. In 2018, she’ll hit the road with CMT’s Next Women of Country for fifteen headlining shows on the All the Love Tour.
Beginning February 12th in New York City, the All the Love Tour will take Evans to theaters and casino showrooms across the country, sweeping through the Northeast before heading to the Deep South. Joining Evans on the trek will be “Love Triangle” singer RaeLynn and “Fight Like a Girl” performer Kalie Shorr, both of whom have been part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program. Tickets for the tour go on sale December 22nd at 10 a.m. local time.
Evans released Words in July and has talked frequently about the lack of women on country radio at present, something she witnessed when she was starting out. Now, she says, it’s almost impossible for female performers like RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr to have the same opportunities to break out.
“I can’t even imagine it now,” she told Rolling Stone Country earlier in 2017. “Even when there wasn’t even an issue of men versus women on country radio, it was still unbelievably difficult to get them to add your records. It’s so competitive. I can’t even imagine being a young female country artist going out and facing not only the normal odds that are out there, but, ‘How are we going to get every country station in America to spin this song?'”
Feb. 12 – New York City, NY @ B.B. King’s Blues Club
Feb. 14 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
Feb. 15 – Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
Feb. 16 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
Feb. 17 – Medford, MA @ Chevalier Theatre
Feb. 23 – Athens, OH @ Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 24 – Richmond, KY @ EKU Center for the Arts
Feb. 25 – Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre
March 9 – Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 10 – Pocola, OK @ Choctaw Casino Resort – Centerstage
March 15 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
March 16 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
March 17 – Waukegan, IL @ TBA
April 6 – Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget
April 7 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre