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It's a girls' night out for Lambert

Friday, May 1, 2015 – Miranda Lambert will host a girls night out this fall with the resurrection of her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour.

Lambert will be joined again by RaeLynn, who has a Gold-certified single "God Made Girls," Ashley Monroe whose duet with Blake Shelton, "Lonely Tonight," was a recent number one hit, Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole.

Lambert mounted a similar tour earlier in her career.

Lambert saw Dunn perform at StageCoach last week at the Stagecoach Festival. "I hadn't seen her before, but I'm a fan now," Lambert 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." Dunn is signed to Universal Music Group.

Cole, a New Orleans native, has a debut song out, "Drunk." Her acoustic, four-song EP "#NoFilter," is currently exclusively at Spotify.

Monroe's forthcoming second Warner set was produced by Vince Gill and Justin Neibank. She also is one-third of Pistol Annies with Lambert and Angaleena Presley.

"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."

Cities on the tour include Missoula, Mont., Billings, Mont., Rapid City, S.D., Mankato, Minn., Augusta, Ga., Fayetteville, N.C., Roanoke, Va., Huntsville, Ala., Tupelo, Miss., Jonesboro, Ark., Lacrosse, Wisc., Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Moline, Ill.

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