One Must-Listen Song From Every Artist Karen Fairchild Named During CMT’s Artists Of The Year

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This past Wednesday night, CMT stepped up in a big way to address the gender disparity problem in country music by exclusively naming women their 2018 “Artists of the Year.” With the conversation being mostly that, conversation, it was great to see someone finally do something about it. Props to CMT, but it didn’t end there…

While the night specifically honored Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Hillary Scott, and the ladies of Little Big Town, Karen Fairchild took the opportunity to included as many female artists as possible.

During her mic-drop speech, she named 35 other female country artists that you should be listening to, while also admitting to not even scratching the surface of all the talented women there are in country music.

If you missed it, watch the powerful moment below.

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We didn’t even scratch the surface of all the talented rising (female) artists in country music right now. Tagging everyone we can think of so you can check them out. Thank you to @cmt for honoring and supporting us. • • • @daniellebradbery @runawayjuneofficial @kelleighbannen @kassiashton @ashleymcbryde @cassadeepope @raelynnofficial @mickeyguyton @luciesilvas @jillianjacqueline @heathereleven @abbyandersonmusic @aubriesellers @tenilletownes @rachelwammack @lacycavalier @kalieshorr @littlefeatherband @ms_emilyhackett @littlefiddle7 @candicarpenter @brookeedenmusic @kreeharrison @nataliestovall @thesisterhoodband @missmargoprice @laurenalaina @claredunnmusic @kramergirl @lindsayell @caitlynsmith @iammaggierose @ruthiecollinsmusic @carlypearce @maddieandtae @walkercounty @kyliemorganmusic @loganbrillofficial @hannahgreyellis @baileymyown @alyssamicaelamusic @teganmarieofficial @_hannahkerr @wruckestrike @jessiejamesdecker @camcountry @keisharenee @laurenduski @tarathompsonmusic

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Many of them you might be familiar with, many of them you might not be, but either way, you don’t want to miss anything from this group of incredibly talented women. Rather than leave it you to go and look them all up, we put together a convenient little introduction to each and every artist she named.

Here’s one must-listen track from each of those 35 female country stars.

Danielle Bradbery – “Worth It”

Runaway June – “Buy My Own Drinks”

Kelleigh Bannen – “Church Clothes”

Kassi Ashton – “Taxidermy”

Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”

Cassadee Pope – “One More Red Light”

RaeLynn – “Love Triangle”

Mickey Guyton – “Better Than You Left Me”

Lucie Silvas – “Just For The Record”

Jillian Jacqueline – “Sad Girls”

Heather Morgan – “Arms Of A Lion”

Abby Anderson – “Make Him Wait”

Aubrie Sellers – “Paper Doll”

Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter”

Rachel Wammack – “Damage”

Maddie and Tae – “Die From A Broken Heart”

Carly Pearce – “I Need A Ride Home”

Ruthie Collins – “Get Drunk and Cry”

Maggie Rose – “Pull You Through”

Kree Harrison – “Drinking For Two”

The Sisterhood Band – “Walk Away”

Natalie Stovall – “Wine Or Whiskey”

Caitlyn Smith – “This Town is Killing Me”

Lindsay Ell – “Worth The Wait”

Jana Kramer – “Dammit”

Clare Dunn – “Old Hat”

Lauren Alaina – “Three”

Brooke Eden – “Act Like You Don’t”

Margo Price – “Pay Gap”

Candi Carpenter – “Burn The Bed”

Lillie Mae – “Forever And Then Some”

Emily Hackett – “Waitress”

Little Feather – “Roll River Roll”

Kalie Shorr – “Fight Like A Girl”

Lacy Cavalier – “Cheating On U”

and there are many, many more…

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