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CMT and Courtney Cole Reveal Dates for “Empowering Education” Tour in Louisiana

CMT and Louisiana’s own country star Courtney Cole will soon rule the road in the first-ever statewide “Empowering Education” tour. CMT revealed dates for a series of eight free concerts today viaFacebook, which officially kick off March 5 in Bossier City, La. The “CMT Empowering Education Tour of Louisiana” is hosted in partnership with local education and nonprofit groups Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Calling. The tour was first announced last fall, and is part of a larger initiative that seeks to bring awareness to educational opportunities and increase the number of work-ready residents in the state.

A Louisiana native, singer/songwriter Courtney delivers a spirited live show with authentic lyrics and a hint of her New Orleans roots. She has opened for the biggest names in country music like Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney and Thomas Rhett, and was named an artist to watch by Spotify and Huffington Post. She’s a vocal supporter of education, and has been named one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country.” Courtney amassed thousands of streams for her poignant and self-produced documentary, aptly titled “The Rockumentary,” which chronicles the ups and downs of her path to super-stardom. Additionally, her EP “For the Love of Me” is available via digital retailers. For more about Courtney, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“There’s nothing I love more than being on the road, so to do it in my home state for education is truly incredible,” said Courtney. “If I can inspire just one person to follow their heart and make their world better, then we’ve accomplished what we came here to do.”

Tickets for select dates are FREE and available to general public, and can be reserved via CMT’s “Empowering Education” tour is scheduled to hit the following cities:


3/5/18. Bossier City. Bossier Parish Community College

3/6/18. Winnsboro. Louisiana Delta Community College-Winnsboro

3/7/18 *Jena. Jena High School (hosted by Central Louisiana Technical Community College-Rod Brady)

3/8/18 *Jennings. SOWELA Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Campus

3/12/18 New Roads. Scott Civic Center (hosted by Baton Rouge Community College-New Roads)

3/13/18 Schriever. Fletcher Technical Community College

3/14/18  Reserve. River Parishes Community College-Reserve

3/15/18 *Lacombe. Northshore Technical Community College-Lacombe

NOTE: Select shows for Jena, Jennings and Lacombe are invitation-only and reserved. There will not be an opportunity to reserve tickets for these shows.

The “CMT Empowering Education Tour of Louisiana” serves as an opportunity to build awareness of educational and workforce training opportunities available at the local level, particularly in rural communities. Each of the selected schools submitted a formal application outlining workforce goals specific to their community. Schools were chosen based on demonstrated need and the potential for how this partnership could make a positive impact in their community. Schools not selected for the tour will still receive support as part of the campaign, including customized co-branded marketing and promotional materials for use on radio, TV, online and in print.

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