CMT Announces February’s ‘Next Women of Country’
CMT has revealed that its digital music series “Next Women of Country LIVE” is back with never-before-seen performances and interviews every weekday in the month of February, beginning today on CMT.com. The female-powered series kicks off with Kelsea Ballerini performing her coming-of-age anthem “Underage,” filmed LIVE from the CMT Studio in Nashville.
Additional performers from CMT’s “Next Women” franchise include Lauren Alaina, Cam, Maren Morris, Lucie Silvas, Mickey Guyton, Brooke Eden, Danielle Bradbery, Jana Kramer, Maggie Rose, Clare Dunn, Kelleigh Bannen, Carly Pearce, Brandy Clark, RaeLynn, Ruthie Collins, Lindsay Ell, Courtney Cole, Cassadee Pope and Tara Thompson.
First launched in 2013, CMT’s “Next Women of Country” continues to grow with confident, fun and talented female singer/songwriters who are taking the country music world by storm. The campaign emphasizes undiscovered female artists and several alumnae – Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope and Ashley Monroe included – have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim. Since 2015, the franchise has promoted female-fueled tours at more than 40 dates with Kelsea Ballerini, Brandy Clark, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Jennifer Nettles and Tara Thompson.