CMT announces “Next Women of Country” Class of 2023


CMT announced 16 new artists named to its prestigious CMT Next Women of Country (NWOC) franchise, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” program to support and promote developing female talent in country music. The 2023 class was revealed at Nashville’s City Winery with numerous NWOC alumnae on hand, including Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Nicolle Galyon, and more. The 2023 class represents the largest group in the NWOC’s 10-year history.

This year’s group of artists include: Alana Springsteen, Angie K, Ashley Cooke, Avery Anna, Carter Faith, Catie Offerman, Georgia Webster, Julie Williams, Kasey Tyndall, Kimberly Kelly, Mackenzie Carpenter, MaRynn Taylor, Megan Moroney, O.N.E. The Duo, Pillbox Patti and Roberta Lea.

CMT’s series CMT Hot 20 Countdown, hosted by Cody Alan and Rissi Palmer, will air a three-hour special episode of ‘Next Women of Country,’ introducing the class of 2023 with exclusive interviews and performances from each new inductee. For more information on the network’s ‘Next Women of Country’ program, visit

The special episode of Next Women of Country will air on Saturday, February 11 at 8 a.m. ET, with an encore presentation on February 12 at 9 a.m. ET.

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