Stella Parton Wants To Empower Women

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(WREG-TV) Recording artist, actress and author Stella Parton will launch her first women's conference this spring in Nashville.

The inaugural Red Tent Women’s Conference is scheduled for April 18-20, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown.

Attendees will receive the ultimate Music City welcome with a Friday night concert featuring surprise guests.

Saturday’s agenda includes continuous speeches from local and national speakers.

The weekend will close on Sunday after a late morning brunch and closing address.

"The conference exists to support and inspire women to live authentic lives through the work they do. We seek to encourage women to understand their power and to shape the future. We hope to provide tools, knowledge and a network for expanding the scope of women's contributions. This conference is an annual celebration and gathering for those dedicated to making the world a better place for women, girls, and those who love them."

Speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 1, 2014 at