CMT announces line-up for second “Next Women of Country” showcase on Wednesday, September 28th at City Winery Nashville


Ashland Craft, Brittney Spencer, Chapel Hart, Harper Grae,

Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade & Renee Blair to perform as part of
“CMT Next Women of Country: Celebrating the Classes of 2021 & 2022”
presented by CMT Night Out Nashville & Change The Conversation

CMT’s Leslie Fram and Rissi Palmer to co-host; Palmer to also perform

Tickets on sale now at


NASHVILLE, TN - (August 17, 2022) - CMT today announced the stacked line-up for its second upcoming showcase in partnership with City Winery Nashville on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:30pm CT. An extension of CMT’s prestigious ‘Next Women of Country’ (NWOC) franchise, “CMT Next Women of Country: Celebrating the Classes of 2021 & 2022, presented by CMT Night Out Nashville and Change The Conversation,” these fan-focused showcases will spotlight a select group of female artists named to the past two franchise classes. 

CMT’s Leslie Fram and Rissi Palmer will co-host the second CMT Night Out Nashville showcase, featuring performances in the round from Ashland Craft, Brittney Spencer, Chapel Hart, Harper Grae, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade and Renee Blair. Palmer will also perform. Tickets are on-sale now at

The September showcase follows the first happening earlier this month on August 31st, co-hosted by Fram and Jessie James Decker, and featuring performances from NWOC alum Callista Clark, Camille Parker, Hannah Dasher, Jenna Paulette, Julia Cole, Laci Kaye Booth, Lily Rose, Reyna Roberts and Tenille Arts, in addition to Decker. A limited number of tickets are still available at the City Winery website. 

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About CMT Next Women of Country: 

A staunch advocate for country music’s female artists, CMT first launched its “Next Women of Country” campaign in 2013 as a substantial, meaningful effort to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The initiative has grown significantly since its inception, showcasing emerging female artists across all CMT screens, including CMT, CMT Music, PlutoTV’s ‘CMT Equal Play’ channel, CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown,, various CMT Digital series, cross-promotional opportunities for Paramount Global’s MTV Entertainment Group brands with live events, the Times Square NYC Billboard and more. The program also extended to include seven national tours anchored by superstar acts including Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Tanya Tucker, and an upcoming run with Maddie & Tae. As of January 2022, the a total of 95 female acts have been named to the prestigious program, including notable alumni of the franchise who have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim: Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Brittney Spencer, Carly Pearce, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton and Tenille Arts, among many others. 

About Change The Conversation:

Change the Conversation is a women-led organization that fights gender inequality in the music industry by providing support, education and community for female artists and executives. Learn more at


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