CMT “NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY” MAGGIE ROSE AND POST MONROE JOIN MARTINA MCBRIDE’S “LOVE UNLEASHED TOUR”

01/31/17

CMT Embarks on Third Annual “Next Women of Country” Tour February 2

NASHVILLE - January 31, 2017 – Maggie Rose and Post Monroe will join superstar Martina McBride on her Love Unleashed Tour in 2017, along with special guest Lauren Alaina. Alaina, Rose and Post Monroe were selected among CMT’s “Next Women of Country” roster, which will cross the country for its third annual tour in partnership with Martina’s 2017 “Love Unleased” tour.

“We are so excited to include more artists from CMT’s Next Women of Country franchise for this tour,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “It’s a great opportunity for Maggie and Post Monroe to share the stage with Martina and have the opportunity to be on such an amazing tour!”

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cmt.com or www.martinamcbride.com.  Martina will offer VIP Experiences in select markets, which will include a meet & greet and Q&A session, exclusive autographed gift, premium tickets and more.

RECKLESS (Nash Icon Records) marks Martina’s 13th studio album featuring songs that are both a mix of classic country and a contemporary edge. Martina’s unparalleled vocals and depth are what keep fans ready for more.

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, Jennifer Nettles and Tara Thompson.



CMT Next Women of Country featuring Martina McBride Love Unleashed Tour dates are as follows:

February 2, 2017 St Louis, MO Peabody Opera House

February 3, 2017 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

February 4, 2017 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre

February 9, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA The Palace Theatre

February 10, 2017 Columbus, OH Midland Theatre

February 11, 2017 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

February 16, 2017 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre

February 23, 2017 Indianapolis, IN The Palladium

February 24, 2017 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy PAC

February 25, 2017 Hamlet, NC Cole Auditorium

March 2, 2017 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center

March 3, 2017 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre

March 4, 2017 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre

March 9, 2017 New York, NY Playstation Theatre

March 10, 2017 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium

March 11, 2017 Wilkes-Barre, PA Kirby Center


EDITORS NOTE: Post Monroe will appear at every date except March 11; Maggie Rose will appear at ever date except Feb. 9, 10 and 11.

For additional tour dates and ticketing information, please visit www.MartinaMcBride.com and keep up with Martina McBride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Martina McBride:
Multiple Grammy® nominee Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. 2017 marks a milestone in Martina’s illustrious career – it is her 25th year of touring. She can currently be found touring North America on the LOVE UNLEASHED TOUR with special guest, Lauren Alaina. April 2016 Martina released RECKLESS, her thirteenth studio album. McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records. Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Through her Team Music Is Love charity initiative, Martina partners with non-profit causes to help many of the towns she's performing in. Martina also invites fans to join her team in making the world a better place through the power of music. Since 2011, Team Music Is Love has been responsible for many successful fundraising and volunteer projects helping causes such as hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence and helping children in need. For more information, please visit TeamMusicIsLove.com. Recently, Martina released her first book, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration.


About Lauren Alaina:

Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of “American Idol.” Lauren recently released a self-titled five-song EP, the highly-anticipated follow-up to her No. 1 debuting first album Wildflower. Lauren co-wrote every track on the EP including the ESPN exclusive promo track, “History,” and her latest empowering single, “Road Less Traveled,” playing on country radio now. Lauren has been nominated for several Teen Choice and CMT Music Awards, and has toured with superstars including Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. Lauren regularly appears on the Grand Ole Opry, is one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and was on tour throughout 2016 with Alan Jackson for his Still Keepin’ It Country Tour.


About Maggie Rose:

Maggie Rose is a rare triple threat: a multi-faceted artist who can write, perform, and produce a hit song. Raised in Maryland, Rose cut her teeth as the leader of a Bruce Springsteen cover band before beginning to write her own songs, drawing on her unique background — including a move to Nashville as a 19 year old — for inspiration. Since then, she's filled her resume with accolades, awards, and chart hits, including more than 40 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, an Emmy Award, multiple performances on the nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones Show, and praise from outlets like Vogue, The New York Times and NPR. The buzz reached a fever-pitch with her newer songs that combine the exhilaration of hip-hop with the impact of '80s rock and the rootsy, story-based stomp of country music. This scene-stealing look and sound was carried over to her latest EP, ‘The Variety Show - Vol.1,’ released in April 2016. It's a sound as varied and energetic as Rose herself, pointing to a star who continues to carve out a space for herself in the country world, even as she challenges its boundaries.



About Post Monroe:

Post Monroe is a country trio that blends three authentic female voices and personalities. Comprised of Whitney Duncan, Ashlee Hewitt and Shelby McLeod, the group is influenced by a vast array of sounds from classic country to rock 'n roll to bluegrass. The result is pure country music, cemented by their commitment to songwriting as a group and individuals. Post Monroe released their debut EP, Post Monroe featuring their song “Red Hot American Summer" in March 2016 and became one of Rolling Stone Country’s "10 Artists You Need To Know.” They made their Grand Ole Opry debut on June 18.


For Martina McBride, please contact: TRUE PUBLIC RELATIONS
Marcel Pariseau / 323.957.0730 / marcel@truepublicrelations.com

Emily Clay / 323.957.0730 / emily@truepublicrelations.com

Taylor Bailey / 323-957-0730 taylor@truepublicrelations.com


For Post Monroe:

615-259-5340

Kellih@starstruck.net



For CMT:

Amanda Murphy / 615.335.8408 / Amanda.murphy@cmt.com

Emily Beekman / 615.335.8412 / Emily.beekman@cmt.com


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