Lauren Alaina Hosts The Next Women of Country Class of 2021 Special with Caylee Hammack and Rissi Palmer

Lauren Alaina Hosts The Next Women of Country Class of 2021 Special with Caylee Hammack and Rissi Palmer

Did you see the CMT Presents: Next Women of Country Class of 2021 special?

Lauren Alaina, along with Caylee Hammack, and Rissi Palmer hosted the program that featured performances from Tenille ArtsPriscilla Block, Ashland CraftBrittney SpencerSachaMackenzie PorterHarper GraeReyna RobertsHannah Dasher, and Chapel Hart.

The show also features previous Next Women of Country class members like Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Cassadee Pope, Maggie Rose, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, and many others.

One of the original women of country music also appears in the special–Tanya Tucker.

The woman behind the Next Women of Country, Leslie Fram, also appears in the special to shared the story behind why the list was started, and how the members become part of a supportive community that is built with the mission for creating success for everyone involved. Leslie also admitted that even as the 2021 class was just announced they are already looking for the 2022 class members because she and the other people involved are continually searching for and are surround by so many talented female artists.

Check out the Next Women of Country Class of 2021 special right here…

 

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter