CMT announces the Next Women of Country Class of 2021. The Next Women of Country aims to recognize and support country music’s newest female artists. These ten women are on the verge of breakout success. Take a look below as we introduce you to the class of 2021.
CMT revealed the group of women that will make up the Next Women of Country Class of 2021. The ten artists are Ashland Craft, Priscilla Block, Brittney Spencer, Reyna Roberts, Hannah Dasher, MacKenzie Porter, Harper Grae, Tenille Arts, Sacha, and Chapel Hart.
This year’s class includes a much more diverse group of women, including three solo Black artists, Brittney Spencer, Reyna Roberts, and Sacha. There’s also a family trio, Chapel Hart, consisting of cousins Danica Hart, Trea Swindle, and Devyn Hart.
Some noteworthy artists of CMT’s past classes include Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, and Ashley McBryde. The annual event started in 2013 as a way to shine a light on country music’s next-generation, specifically women when the genre was being dominated by male artists. The year-long campaign raises awareness for new female artists with support for their music and videos across CMT and CMT Music channels, CMT Hot 20 Countdown, CMT.com along with CMT’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
On Tuesday, January 26, past NWOC selections Caylee Hammack, Rissi Palmer, and Lauren Alaina will host a one-hour special. CMT Presents: New Women of Country Class of 2021 will air on CMT’s Facebook and YouTube channels and will feature full performances by the class of 2021.
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