CMT announces two all-new “Next Women of Country” showcases with City Winery Nashville on August 31st & September 28th


Callista Clark, Camille Parker, Hannah Dasher, Jenna Paulette, Julia Cole,

Laci Kaye Booth, Lily Rose, Reyna Roberts & Tenille Arts kicks off the inaugural
“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 Jessie James Decker to co-host; Decker to also perform

Tickets on sale now at


NASHVILLE, TN - (July 22, 2022) - CMT today announced two upcoming showcases in partnership with City Winery Nashville on Wednesday, August 31st and Wednesday, September 28th. 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. 

Kicking off Wednesday, August 31st at 7:30pm CT, CMT’s Leslie Fram and Jessie James Decker will co-host the first CMT Night Out Nashville showcase, featuring performances in the round from Callista Clark, Camille Parker, Hannah Dasher, Jenna Paulette, Julia Cole, Laci Kaye Booth, Lily Rose, Reyna Roberts and Tenille Arts. Decker will also perform. Tickets are on-sale now at

Performers and tickets for the September 28th event to be announced in the coming weeks.  

“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate some of the amazing artists recently inducted into our ‘Next Women of Country’ franchise as part of our new ‘Night Out Nashville’ series,” shared Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President, Music & Talent, CMT. “Our upcoming showcases are perfect examples of the opportunities we aim to create and support for these incredibly talented artists throughout the year and we hope everyone will join us in supporting these incredible women from our 2021 and 2022 classes who all have amazing things on the horizon.”

Fram continues, “We’d like to thank our partners at City Winery Nashville and Change The Conversation who share our mission of supporting female artists, and a special thank you to the incredible Jessie James Decker who will both co-host and perform, as she continues to be one of the biggest champions of the NWOC franchise, always looking for opportunities to lift up her fellow female contemporaries every chance she gets.”

For updates and to join the conversation, visit, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok and use #CMTNextWomen to join the conversation. 

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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