CMT has revealed the slate of female star power to be featured this month in its CMT.com digital music series Next Women of Country Live, with Grammy-nominated singer Kelsea Ballerini kicking things off with a spirited, reflective performance of her coming-of-age anthem, "Underage." Watch an exclusive preview of Ballerini's performance above.
Every weekday this month, the series will feature live performances and interview segments from Nashville's CMT Studios featuring some of Music City's best female artists including Lauren Alaina, Cam, Maren Morris, Lucie Silvas, Mickey Guyton, Brooke Eden, Danielle Bradbery, Jana Kramer, Maggie Rose, Clare Dunn, Kelleigh Bannen, Carly Pearce, Brandy Clark, RaeLynn, Ruthie Collins, Lindsay Ell, Courtney Cole, Cassadee Pope and Tara Thompson.
Launched in 2013, CMT's "Next Women of Country" initiative has already seen commercial success and critical acclaim for several alumnae, including Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope and Ashley Monroe. Since 2015, several of the women, including Ballerini, Clark, Ell, Kramer and Thompson, have been involved in a 40-city tour which also featured superstar performer Jennifer Nettles.