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Panel And Performance: CMT’s Next Women of Country

June 11, 2015 | Posted by mmanning

On June 11, 2015, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a Panel Discussion and Performance with some of CMT’s Next Women of Country, an initiative that highlights emerging female country artists through exclusive videos and performances. Leslie Fram, CMT senior vice president, music strategy, moderated this in-the-round showcase and candid discussion with some of the female artists involved in the program. Kelsea Ballerini’s debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” was a #1 radio hit, and she was a part of CMT’s first-ever Next Women of Country Tour this spring. After winning season four of The Voice, Danielle Bradbery scored a Top Fifteen hit with her first single, “Heart of Dixie,” and soon moved to Nashville to focus on songwriting and new music. Cam’s debut single, “My Mistake,” got raves and climbed the charts. Angaleena Presley’s release, the album American Middle Class, was lauded by Billboard, NPR, and the Nashville Scene on their “Best of 2014” lists. RaeLynn’s gold-certified first single, “God Made Girls,” was the highest charting debut single by a solo female artist in 2014. This program was presented in partnership with CMT.