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CMT welcomed members of its ‘Next Women of Country’ (NWOC) franchise for its second installment of “CMT Next Women of Country: Celebrating the Classes of 2020-2022” showcase, presented by CMT Night Out Nashville & Change The Conversation. Hosted by CMT’s Leslie Fram and Rissi Palmer, the event featured performances in the round from Ashland Craft, Brittney Spencer, Chapel Hart, Harper Grae, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade, Renee Blair and Palmer herself who performed in front of a sold-out crowd at City Winery Nashville.
Newly crowned Americana Honors & Awards “Duo/Group of the Year” winners The War And Treaty also made a surprise appearance after Fram and Palmer coaxed them to the stage, garnering a standing ovation as the duo gave an impromptu performance of their song “Blank Page.”
Fram also introduced a key member of the CMT-supported diversity effort “Equal Access,” mtheory’s Tiffany Provenzano, who described the groundbreaking equity initiative’s mission of fostering all marginalized communities that are underrepresented in the country music genre.
The first installment of CMT’s Next Women of Country showcase took place at City Winery on August 31st with NWOC mentor Jessie James Decker joining Fram as co-host. The line-up featured performances by Callista Clark, Camille Parker, Hannah Dasher, Jenna Paulette, Julia Cole, Laci Kaye Booth, Lily Rose, Reyna Roberts, Tenille Arts and Decker herself, before yet another sold-out crowd.
The lineup for CMT’s third NWOC showcase in November will be announced soon.
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