CMT's annual Next Women of Country tour will come to Columbia, Missouri in May. The 2019 tour features Cassadee Pope, Clare Dunn and Hannah Ellis, and will be at The Blue Note on Saturday, May 4. Doors open at 7:30 for an 8:30 show. General admission tickets are $15.

A staunch advocate for country music’s female artists, CMT first launched its “Next Women of Country” campaign in 2013 in an effort to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The campaign showcases emerging female artists across all CMT screens throughout the year, and in five years since its launch, CMT has expanded the initiative to include five CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY Tours, anchored by superstar acts including Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Sara Evans, a CMT.com digital series, NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY LIVE, and more. Notable alumnae of the franchise who have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim include Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn and Lindsay Ell.

CMT's 2019 Next Women of Country Tour Dates:

April 11 -- Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum
April 12 -- Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Live
April 18 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
April 19 -- Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground
April 20 -- Lexington, Ky. @ Manchester Music Hall
April 25 -- Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Lounge
April 26 -- New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
April 27 -- Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
May 2 -- Evansville, Ind. @ K.C.'s Marina Point
May 3 -- Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly's
May 4 -- Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note