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CMT Reveals Next Women of Country 2023

CMT revealed the 16 new artists named to its prestigious Next Women of Country class for the 2023 year at an intimate night at Nashville’s City Winery. We were honored to be on hand, mingling with the incredible women before a sit-down dinner.

During the meal (with flowing table wine), we watched Cody Alan and Rissi Palmer introduce the women to the invite-only audience. CMT NWOC alums Brittney Spencer (2021), Brooke Eden (2015), Caitlyn Smith (2017), Ingrid Andress (2019), Kelsea Ballerini (2015), Maddie & Tae (2015) and Mickey Guyton (2015), along with acclaimed songwriter-artist-producer Nicolle Galyon, also took time to talk about the new class and how far they’ve come.

The CMT Next Women of Country Class of 2023 includes:

  • Alana Springsteen
  • Angie K
  • Ashley Cooke
  • Avery Anna
  • Carter Faith
  • Catie Offerman
  • Georgia Webster
  • Julie Williams
  • Kasey Tyndall
  • Kimberly Kelly
  • Mackenzie Carpenter
  • MaRynn Taylor
  • Megan Moroney
  • O.N.E The Duo
  • Pillbox Patti
  • Roberta Lea

“Each year, it’s extremely gratifying to welcome a new wave of fiercely independent females to our Next Women of Country program, all of whom are blazing their own paths and playing by their own rules”, said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music & Talent, CMT. “Tonight we’re introducing our largest class of inductees ever as we celebrate with the return of our first in-person event in over three years – and this group of accomplished artists is absolutely worth the wait!” 

“Reaching this historic 10th anniversary milestone with CMT Next Women is a testament to the hard work of those gatekeepers in our industry who have locked arms and worked tirelessly toward a level playing field for women. I’m so proud of this franchise for continuing to be at the forefront of this imperative dialogue and look forward to continuing our fight toward greater progress and true equity for all underrepresented voices in country music.” 

The evening will air as part of a special episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown on Feb. 11 at 7 PM CT. Stay tuned to Nashville Noise’s socials following the episode for even more footage from the night.

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