Since 2013 CMT has released an annual list which spotlights a group of up and coming female singers with their Next Women of Country.
Previous performers who have made the honor include, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Gabby Barrett, Maddie & Tae, Kelsea Ballerini, and many others.
2021’s list for CMT’s Next Women of Country is Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, Ashland Craft, Brittney Spencer, Sacha, Mackenzie Porter, Harper Grae, Reyna Roberts, Hannah Dasher, and Chapel Hart.
Leslie Fram is a Senior Vice President of Music Strategy at CMT and oversees the Next Women of Country campaign, messaged “Celebrating this weekend’s reveal of #CMTNextWomen Class of 2021!”
Reactions from the country music makers flew in all over social media as the news spread about being a part of the 2021 class…
Tenille Arts: “So honored and excited to be part of this year’s CMT Next Women of Country class alongside such amazing artists! Thank you to Leslie Fram & the whole CMT Team! Congratulations to all of the other #CMTNextWomen”
Priscilla Block: “I’M WAITING ON SOMEONE TO WAKE ME UP… I am SO honored to be named one of CMT’s next women of country. Congrats to all the other amazing, talented women in the class of 2021. This is nuts… thank you @cmt”
Ashland Craft: “So honored to be named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. I learned how to play guitar by watching CMT music videos in the morning when I was younger, so this is truly a full-circle moment for me. I feel so blessed to be included in this list of badass women! THANK YOU,CMT!”
Brittney Spencer: “CMT has been there since my introduction to country music. i started binging CMT like crazy after my friend Crystal Durant-Gooden played The Chicks for me in her car one day after church. (i love you Kisha) i saturated myself in country music & found a home inside the stories within the songs. thank you so much CMT for this huge honor, thank you Leslie Fram for all your support, and thank you Maren Morris for saying nice things during today’s reveal and making me damn near cry again.”
Sacha: “I feel blessed to have the honour to be a part of the @CMT Next Women Of Country class of 2021 among incredibly talented female artists”
MacKenzie Porter: “So so excited and grateful to be apart of this years CMT Next Woman of Country Class. Love you @lesliefram1 and everyone at CMT! Such amazing woman to be surrounded by! #cmtnextwomen”
Harper Grae: “y’all are the best! This is still a dream!”
Reyna Roberts: “2021 Is about to be ruled by these queens”
Hannah Dasher: “Tickled to death to be in the 2021 Class of CMT’s Next Women of Country along side some real hotties!! Thank you to Leslie Fram, Stacey Cato, Jordan Stephens Walker and the whole creative team for continuing to support talented women”
Chapel Hart: “We are so blessed and HONORED to announce that we are apart of the @cmt Class of 2021 Next Women of Country. We can not even begin to describe how amazing this feels to be in a class along with so many amazing other women. We want to thank @cmt and @lesliefram1 for providing us with this platform to spotlight up and coming artists We love you all and we can’t wait to share what we have in store for 2021 with y’all”
Congrats to all the artists named as the 2021 Next Women of Country!
Headline Tenille Arts Photo Credit: Rachel Deeb
Headline Priscilla Block Photo is courtesy of UMG Nashville