CMT Announces New Class of ‘Women of Country’ at City Winery

CMT announced its newest additions to their Next Women of Country platform at City Winery on Tuesday (November 1) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Aubrie Sellers, Maddie & Tae, Maggie Rose, Mickey Guyton, Tara Thompson, Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Lucie Silvas, Margo Price and RaeLynn each performed for country music’s biggest critics and spoke about heartache, funding dreams with empty pockets, taking the road less traveled, and living in a world without Willie Nelson in their songs.

New additions to the Next Women platform are Price, Rose, Silvas, Logan Brill, Jillian Jacqueline, Kree Harrison, Caitlyn Smith and Jamie Lynn Spears. For the first time, two trios — Post Monroe and Runaway June — join the initiative.

In addition to performances and a welcoming ceremony, Martina McBride announced that she would be headlining the latest Next Women of Country Tour with special guest Lauren Alaina. 

CMT’s Next Women franchise has been a launching pad for several of today’s superstars and Grammy winners. Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris are among the alumnae of the prestigious program.

Congrats to everyone who became apart of such a powerful movement!

Photos courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.