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A staunch advocate for country music’s female artists, CMT first launched its “Next Women of Country” campaign in 2013 in an effort to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The campaign showcases emerging female artists across all CMT screens throughout the year, and in five years since its launch, CMT has expanded the initiative to include five CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY Tours, anchored by superstar acts including Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Sara Evans, a CMT.com digital series, NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY LIVE, and more. Notable alumnae of the franchise who have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim include Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn and Lindsay Ell.

CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY MEMBERS:
CLASS OF 2013: Angaleena Presely, Lindsay Ell, Lucy Hale, Natalie Stovall, Nikki Lane, Ashley Monroe, Sheryl Crow, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope, Holly Williams, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen, Kristen Kelley, Lauren Alaina, Rachel Farley, Rose Falcon, Sarah Darling
CLASS OF 2014: Ruthie Collins, RaeLynn, Mickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae, Laura Bell Bundy, Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery, Clare Dunn, Cam, Brooke Eden
CLASS OF 2015: Tara Thompson, Sara Haze, Rainey Qualley, Maren Morris, Courtney Cole, Carly Pearce, Aubrie Sellers, Ashley Campbell
CLASS OF 2016: Runaway June, Post Monroe, Margo Price, Maggie Rose, Lucie Silvas, Logan Brill, Kree Harrison, Jillian Jacqueline, Jamie Lynn Spears, Caitlyn Smith
CLASS OF 2017: The Sisterhood Band, Kassi Ashton, Kalie Shorr, Jo Smith, Hannah Ellis, Erin Enderlin, Bailey Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Abby Anderson

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