Remember the Girls Night Out Tour?
On today's date (July 13) in 2001, five of country music's hottest female artists got together to begin the Girls Night Out Tour, a 25-date run across the country. Reba McEntire and Martina McBride were the headliners for a tour that was considered groundbreaking in country music. It was a celebration of the progress of women in Nashville -- country music's answer to Lilith Fair.
McBride was part of Lilith Fair twice and she had a heavy hand in organizing the tour. Additionally, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neal and Carolyn Dawn Johnson played the four-and-a-half hour opening show in Las Vegas. Each took turns with their own sets before the group came together for a collaboration that included '(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman' and the Eagles' 'Heartache Tonight' before the Judds' song 'Girls Night Out.'