CMT has unveiled its “Next Women of Country” class of 2022. The list includes a diverse group of 10 women of varying ages, backgrounds and creative proclivities that touch nearly every corner of the country music genre.
This year’s group consists of Grammy-nominated Amythyst Kiah, Big Machine Records’ Callista Clark, Top 10 Apple Music country artist Camille Parker, country cowgirl Jenna Paulette, viral sensation Julia Cole, former “American Idol” contestant and Big Machine Records artist Laci Kaye Booth, Big Loud Records’ Lily Rose, singer/songwriter Madeline Edwards, country veteran Miko Marks and Sony Music Nashville’s Morgan Wade.
“We are so excited to welcome our newest class of ultra-talented female artists into our beloved CMT Next Women of Country franchise,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music & Talent at CMT, in a statement. “Each is boldly blazing their own spirited path on their own terms, destined to make a lasting impact on country music.”
She added, “We celebrate this diverse group of women and look forward to supporting their work and their careers in 2022 and beyond.”
The CMT Hot 20 Countdown introduced the class of 2022 during a three-hour special on Saturday.
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