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Miranda Lambert At Allen County War Memorial Coliseum On October 16

Reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, is excited to resurrect her “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour” this fall in the shape of an all-women’s tour. Miranda hits the stage at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne on Friday, October 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11 and will be available at the Coliseum Ticket Office, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at

Miranda recently thrilled audiences across the country with her Certified Platinum Tour, including her sold-out Madison Square Garden show in New York, with Rolling Stone Magazine saying, “Lambert commanded her no-nonsense stage show with an effortless, unassuming confidence, singing fan-favorite ballads like "Over You" and "The House That Built Me" right alongside hard-partying rockers like her current single, "Little Red Wagon," and her signature, set-closing "Gunpowder and Lead."

She will be joined again by RaeLynn, whose gold-certified single “God Made Girls” made her a fan favorite on tour this spring. Pristine vocalist Ashley Monroe whose duet with Blake Shelton was a recent No.1 hit at Country Radio will appear again on select dates with a repertoire that includes her new single, “On To Something Good”.

Miranda decided to up the ante and add a few new faces to the bill including Clare Dunn, who she recently saw perform at the Stagecoach Festival. "I hadn’t seen her before – but I’m a fan now," Miranda said. "You don’t see that many women who get up there and really slay a guitar and play some real rock ‘n’ roll country." And she’s introducing singer, songwriter Courtney Cole whose debut song “Drunk” made an impressive impact at Spotify and is now at available at iTunes. Her acoustic EP #NoFilter, a four-song collection, is currently exclusively at Spotify.

Miranda has been supportive of her fellow female artists for years and feels strongly about continuing that pattern. "I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now," Lambert said. "I’ve taken girls on tour for a long time and I want to continue to do that because I feel like I can give them a platform”.

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About Miranda Lambert

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning five-time CMA and reigning six-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. The first single off of Lambert’s fifth studio album, Platinum, “Automatic,” was Lambert’s highest charting first week single to date and won CMA Song of the Year as well as ACM Song of the year. Her duet with Carrie Underwood, the album’s second single, “Somethin’ Bad,” has been certified as an RIAA Platinum Digital Single. Platinum made history when it debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart making Lambert the first country artist in the history of the chart to have each of her five albums debut at number one. Platinum also debuted at the top of the all genre Billboard 200 as the number one album in the nation.

About RaeLynn

RaeLynn scored the highest charting debut single by a solo female artist in 2014 and sold over half a million copies of her GOLD-certified debut single “God Made Girls.” The petite talent’s follow-up, “For A Boy,” is now available on iTunes and is quickly becoming a fan-favorite. Taste of Country insists, “Fans of every age will find a trio of lyrics to get behind” on RaeLynn’s ME EP (The Valory Music Co.), a diverse collection the vibrant 20-year-old singer/songwriter penned. RaeLynn will hit the road with Rascal Flatts’ RIOT TOUR 2015 later this month before joining fellow Texan, Miranda Lambert once again. For tour dates and adventures, follow RaeLynn on Twitter and

About Clare Dunn

Clare Dunn is a fearless performer and guitar player whose music possesses a unique blend of country and rock. In 2014, Clare was named the highest charting independent female artist on the Music Row Country Breakout chart in 10 years. Shortly after, she was featured on the cover of USA Today. The article, “Country Lassos ‘Fresh Voices’,” discussed her inclusion as one of SiriusXM’s Fresh Female Voices. In addition to opening select shows for American Rock icon Bob Seger on his 2015 tour, she also topped “Artists to Watch in 2015” lists for USA Today, Billboard, The Boston Globe, Taste of Country, Roughstock and Whiskey Riff, and was named one of 2015’s Next Big Things by MusicRow Magazine. Clare is signed to Universal Music Group Nashville and has a worldwide publishing agreement with BMG/Chrysalis. Visit and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Courtney Cole

Courtney Cole is introducing her unique brand of fun-filled, energetic sound to fans with her first single, “Drunk” now available at iTunes. The music video accompanying her single charted at #1 on Taste of Country’s Top 10 Countdown within 2 weeks and debuted at #8 on CMT Pure 12 Pack Countdown. According to ShotGun Seat, “Cole achieves the perfect balance of being simultaneously strong and vulnerable, like an early Taylor Swift”. Courtney has been hitting the pavement across the country opening for artists like Chris Young, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Josh Thompson & Granger Smith. As a Spotify Spotlight Artist and one of Huffington Post’s Country Artists to Watch in 2015, Courtney is bringing her hometown spirit of New Orleans into her music, her empowering lyrics and her live show. Check out Courtney at, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.