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Watch Kelleigh Bannen’s Intimate Performance of “Landlocked” on CMT’s Next Women of Country

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Kelleigh Bannen is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. Check out her intimate performance of her single “Landlocked.”

Faster Horses Festival Announces 2nd Stage Lineup & First-Ever Official Kickoff Party

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Faster Horses Festival, dubbed Michigan’s “go-to summer bash” (Detroit Free Press), just got rowdier with the announcement of the festival’s second stage lineup, as well as the news that campers arriving on Thursday (7/14) will have the opportunity to attend the first-ever “Budweiser Campfire Kickoff” featuring LoCash as well as local artists Matt Austin, Bear Creek Brothers, Paulina Jayne and Audrey Ray. Taking place in the center of the festival’s campgrounds, the event will mark the official kickoff to the three-day, two-stage country music and camping festival, that across the weekend is set to feature performances from Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and more on July 15-17.

The fourth-annual Faster Horses Festival will also host country music’s brightest stars on the festival’s “Next From Nashville” stage as it was announced today that Kelleigh Bannen, Russell Dickerson, Brooke Eden, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LanCo, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Steven Lee Olsen, Mo Pitney, Jameson Rodgers, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Aubrie Sellers, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will all take the festival’s second stage known for its eclectic lineup and showcasing emerging artists.

“Our ‘Next From Nashville’ stage has become a go-to for fans and a mainstay we’ve kept throughout our family of festivals,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “In past years some of country’s biggest stars have played the stage as a launching pad to superstardom including Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, A Thousand Horses, Cole Swindell to name a few! We’re excited to see the genre’s hottest acts hit the stage this year.”

Faster Horses Festival, which sold out last year in advance, will continue its tradition of offering fans a wide range of onsite experiences and this year will introduce a Saturday Fun Run on the speedway track dubbed Faster Humans, the Budweiser Country Club, and in-keeping with the festival’s theme, the Budweiser Clydesdales will also be on the grounds. For those looking to indulge, onsite offerings will include Down N’ Dirty Hats, Inhalation Station, Painted Pony, BootRoxx, Wallet Buckle, Henna Envy, Alex & Ani, Maui Jim Sunglasses, GoRVing and more. Fan-favorite staples will also return, including the infamous foam party, giant ferris wheel, the world’s largest inflatable water slide, as well as the opportunity to seek refreshments at the Malibu Rum Beach House®.

For more information, visit, twitter @faster_horses, and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.

Kelleigh Bannen Releases Smokin’ New Music Video for “Smoke When I Drink”

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Check out Kelleigh Bannen‘s smokin’ new music video for “Smoke When I Drink.” What do you think of Kelleigh’s second single and video??

CMT Celebrates the “Next Women of Country” at Star-Studded Event

Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

For the second year in a row, CMT gathered today to celebrate the rising female artists in country music at Nashville’s recently-opened City Winery. Co-hosted by CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram and country music powerhouse Lee Ann Womack, the event brought together artists and industry dignitaries to pay homage to the new generation of signed and unsigned female artists making an impact on country music.

CMT announced it will continue to expand its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY franchise, adding four new females to the list: Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae and RaeLynn. In a newly-announced role as mentor, singer/songwriter Jewel took the stage and pledged her support in a heartfelt speech, imploring female artists to take chances and feel as important as their male counterparts.

“Our mission remains as critical as ever now in our second year of NEXT WOMEN,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “As champions of music, we have to ensure these incredible female voices are heard. It’s time for a change in the male-dominated format, and CMT is proud to celebrate and empower the female voices that are making an indelible mark in country music.”

Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw surprised the crowd by introducing co-hosts Fram and Womack. Guests of the event were treated to acoustic performances by nine of CMT’s NEXT WOMEN, including: Ballerini, Kelleigh Bannen, Lindsay Ell, Guyton, Jana Kramer, Maddie & Tae, Angaleena Presley, RaeLynn and Natalie Stovall. Among the industry guests in attendance were: George Briner, SVP of promotion for The Valory Music Co.; Mike Dungan, chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville; John Esposito, president & CEO of Warner Music Nashville; Gordon S. Kerr, CEO of Black River Entertainment; Chris Loss, VP of promotion for Stoney Creek Records; Shane McAnally, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter; Chris Stacey, general manager of Dot Records; and Brian Thomas, corporate program director at Cumulus and program director of NASH FM/New York.

CMT’s NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY franchise showcases signed and unsigned female artists across CMT platforms and at Since its launch in January 2013, several alumnae — Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves and Cassadee Pope — found success ranging from commercial to critical acclaim. With the newest additions, the network has named 25 major label, indie label and unsigned female artists to its NEXT WOMEN list.

For more on the latest rising female stars in country music, visit Here, fans can find exclusive content from the NEXT WOMEN artists, including video premieres, exclusive performances and more. Join the conversation using #NextWomen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Photo: Front (L-R): Jana Kramer, Kelsea Ballerini, Rachel Farley, Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn, Angaleena Presley, Maddie Marlow (Maddie & Tae), Tae Dye (Maddie & Tae), Lindsay Ell, Kelleigh Bannen, Natalie Stovall; Back (L-R): Rose Falcon, Cassadee Pope, Lee Ann Womack, Leslie Fram, CMT SVP of Music Strategy, Kristen Kelly, Sarah Darling, Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery;

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