CMT has unveiled the 10 up-and-coming artists named to its "Next Women of Country" class of 2021.
The artists are: Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, Brittney Spencer, Hannah Dasher, Ashland Craft, Reyna Roberts, Harper Grae, MacKenzie Porter, Sacha and trio Chapel Heart.
Launched in 2013, the annual program aims to elevate rising female artists in the country music genre.
The new inductees were welcomed in by "Next Women of Country" alums Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Mickey Guyton and others this weekend on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown.
All of the artists in the 2021 class will perform during the online special "CMT Presents: Next Women of Country Class of 2021," hosted by Caylee Hammack, Rissi Palmer and Lauren Alaina, Tuesday night on CMT's YouTube and Facebook pages at 5 p.m. ET.
- 2January 19, 2021
"We are stronger together than we are apart as women in the music business and in the country music business, especially," Rissi professed in the trailer for the special.
The artists' videos will also be played in rotation on the CMT Equal Play channel on Pluto TV, which devotes its 24/7 programming to a 50/50 male and female playlist.
"These artists represent the best of fresh new talent and the diversity of styles that country music has to offer," Leslie Fram, CMT's senior vice president of music strategy & talent, said in a statement. "We look forward to providing this group more exposure than ever before, particularly within the ViacomCBS family on Pluto TV, as well as providing them with essential resources to help them build their musical careers."
Additional NWOC alumni include Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett and Ingrid Andress.