Danielle Bradbery: Newest Addition to CMT’s “Next Women of Country”

CMT+Next+Women+Of+Country+0d9Z44Wd_tQlMusic Row heavyweights and CMT executives came together today at an event to recognize female artists who are making an indelible impact on country music. CMT announced Big Machine Records artistDanielle Bradberywould be the newest addition to its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY franchise, joining 15 other females whom CMT promotes on-air and online throughout the year. The network will grow the franchise to include more than a dozen taped performances with Next Women artists throughout the year, which will air on CMT, CMT Pure andCMT.com. In addition, CMT will highlightBradberyandBrandy Clarkas part of its upcoming LISTEN UP series, a multi-platform franchise that showcases artists on the verge of breaking out.

Many of country musics most memorable voices belong to its strong women, and Im honored to stand behind the rising stars like the talented ladies present today, said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. Signed and unsigned, these women are making their careers happen on their own terms, and CMT is proud to introduce them to a new generation of fans through our growing Next Women franchise.

The small industry crowd was treated to performances byBradbery (@DBradbery),Ashley Monroe (@ashleymonroe),Holly Williams (@hollywilliams1)andLauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina). Among the guests wereEntertainment WeeklywriterGrady Smith, along with label executivesScott Borchetta, President and CEO, Big Machine Label Group;John Esposito, President and CEO, Warner Music Nashville;John Grady, President, I.R.S. Nashville; andMike Dungan, Chairman and CEO, UMG Nashville; along with several other members of CMTs NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY franchise, includingCassadee Pope (@CassadeePope),Jana Kramer (@kramergirl),Kacey Musgraves (@KaceyMusgraves),Kelleigh Bannen (@kelleighbannen),Kristen Kelly (@KristenKelly),Lauren Alaina,Angaleena Presley (@guitarleena),Rachel Farley (@rachelfarley),Rose Falcon (@RoseFalcon)andSarah Darling (@_SarahDarling).

CMT first announced its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY initiative in January of this year, a franchise dedicated to showcasing the new generation of signed and unsigned female artists across CMT platforms and atNextwomen.CMT.com. CMTs current video playlist is nearly half female, with a handful of emerging artists from the NEXT WOMEN franchise includingAshley Monroe,Brandy Clark (@TheBrandyClark)andHolly Williams.

Photos from the event below…

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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